- BS in Physical Therapy, University of North Dakota
Areas of expertise:
- Orthopedics with special emphasis on shoulder-related conditions and post-surgical therapy for impingement, rotator cuff repair, and shoulder replacement surgery.
- Orthopedic Certified Specialist, APTA
Siri Furlow has seen the growth of the Baptist Health Physical Therapy Clinic at the Wellness Center first-hand. She’s been at the facility since it opened in 2000.
Today, as Physical Therapy Clinical Manager, she oversees a staff of several physical therapists.
Siri, whose name reflects her Norwegian ancestry, grew up in North Dakota and earned a bachelor of science in physical therapy from the University of North Dakota. She moved to Louisville with her family in 1995.
“I’ve worked in outpatient orthopedics most of my career and have been an orthopedic-certified specialist since 1998,” Siri says.
“As an orthopedic clinic, we deal with a wide range of diagnoses involving the spine, joints, and muscles. We have the unique opportunity to customize your therapy with access to the vast selection of equipment at the wellness center as well as the warm water pool. We also have private treatment areas for education and manual therapy treatments.
Free screenings, classes
“We also offer free screenings for members,” says Siri. “If you’re dealing with pain or injury, you can schedule a 15-minute screening with one of our licensed physical therapists. After assessing your situation, the therapist can recommend self-help measures or further medical review, if appropriate.
“We also teach two classes here at the wellness center. Walk Tall is a class for men and women with osteoporosis. Joint Power, which meets in the pool, is for people who are preparing for, or who have had, a total knee or total hip replacement.
“And we’re involved with the CARE (Cancer And Restorative Exercise) program, for patients undergoing cancer treatment or within one year of their treatment.”
The patient’s needs come first
“We have a very caring and dedicated staff who strive to put the patient’s needs first,” Siri says. “We focus on spending quality time with each patient and providing the best treatment available. Our patients receive one-on-one attention from a licensed therapist.
“We try to empower people to make lifelong choices and changes ….It’s all about spending the time to determine the root cause of your pain or injury, and to educate you about what can you do not only to feel better, but also to help prevent the problem from recurring.”