06 Jun 2017 BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR – Terry Tripp, PT, MPT, AT, ATC, OCS, Cert. MDT
UP BUSINESS TODAY ANNOUNCES THE 2017 BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR – Terry Tripp, PT, MPT, AT, ATC, OCS, Cert. MDT
MARQUETTE, MI, May 24, 2018 – Terry Tripp, a Physical Therapist for UP Rehab Services, Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, and Outpatient Therapy Director for UP Health System Rehab Services has been selected as the 2017 Business Person of the Year.
Terry Tripp (Co-Owner), along with his brother, Russ Tripp (CEO and Co-Owner), and their colleague, Eric Paulitch, OTRL (Co-Owner), formed UP Rehab Services, LLC, in 2005. In the years that followed, UP Rehab Services has grown to be a rehabilitation leader across the Upper Peninsula in physical, aquatic, occupational, hand, and speech therapy and athletic training. What started out as a team of 5 has now grown into a team of more than 150 employees caring for patients.
A Marquette native, Tripp has a Bachelor of Science from Central Michigan University and a Masters of Physical Therapy from Oakland University. Tripp is also a Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) under the McKenzie Method, a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist and received advanced training in Osteopathic Manipulation of the Neck and Spine.
Tripp is recognized for his advanced knowledge, experience, and skills in the practice of orthopedic physical therapy and the conditions affecting bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. These knowledge areas and procedures focus specifically on the needs of patients with orthopedic disorders, including orthopedic medical and surgical interventions.
Similar to physician specialization, there are eight specialty areas in which physical therapists can be board certified. Roughly 6.5% of the physical therapists in the United States are Board Certified in a specialty and only 3.9% of therapists in the United States are Orthopedic Certified Specialists. Those with this advanced certification are considered to have great depth of knowledge and skills in their specialty area of physical therapy.
Tripp states, “It’s very humbling to be honored for this award. I have not done this alone. Our company and its success is a true team approach. From our corporate owners and leadership team to every single employee in our organization caring for our patients every day, it is a collaboration of truly dedicated, compassionate, and hard-working people who make UP Rehab Services what it is today. I am honored to work with such amazing people.”
UP Rehab Services currently provides the most evidenced-based rehabilitation to nursing centers, assisted living facilities, outpatient clinics, and hospitals throughout the Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin. UP Rehab Services’ pillars of excellence begin with the highest quality patient care, the best relationships that lead to satisfied patients and physicians, and expert clinicians who have rewarding careers. For more information on UP Rehab Services, visit www.uprehab.com