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Mary Crouch Young, DPT, PT

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Clinical Instructor, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science, and Athletic Training

Professional Background

Mary Crouch Young, DPT, PT, is a clinical instructor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science, and Athletic Training. She provides physical therapy services in several clinics at KU Medical Center, including the Multiple Sclerosis Achievement Center, the Muscular Dystrophy Association adult and pediatric multidisciplinary clinics, and the Parkinson's Center of Excellence multidisciplinary clinic. She also serves as a preceptor for integrated clinical education students in the MS Achievement Center.

In addition to her faculty responsibilities, Crouch Young provides physical therapy services for survivors of acquired and traumatic brain injury through Minds Matter, LLC. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Kansas Physical Therapy Association, the Kansas Brain Injury Association, and she belongs to the Neurological and Home Health Special Interest Groups.

Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Crouch Young worked for 15 years in the fitness industry and has 20 years of experience instructing yoga and Pilates. Her professional interests are in community integration for individuals living with neurological diagnoses, seated wheeled mobility, chronic pain education and management, student clinical education, and diversity and inclusion education – specifically as it relates to LGBTQIA+ cultural competency. She is a KU Medical Center-trained Safe Zone member.

Academic Background
Crouch Young graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, Ark., with a bachelor's degree in philosophy. She then earned her master's degree in theological studies from Claremont School of Theology with emphasis in Hebrew Bible followed by her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Kansas.