The Wichita South clinic just turned one! Although the COVID-19 pandemic hit just three months after the clinic opened, the resiliency and dedication of the staff have created a thriving and growing practice.
History of Clinic
The clinic opened with a mission to serve the communities of South and Southeast Wichita, Derby, Haysville, Wellington and Mulvane.
Anne Wingett, PT/Director saw the first patients in the clinic on December 21st, 2019, and since then the Wichita South team hasn’t stopped going above and beyond to welcome and treat patients.
Working alongside Anne, Administrative Assistant Megan Kuehne helped the clinic launch and get organized to open the doors. Sam Smith, PT and Wichita South Lead Therapist, joined Anne in January and since day one has been dedicated to ensuring every patient feels empowered and equipped for success.
“I grew up playing competitive sports and was a collegiate athlete,” Sam said. “I began considering a switch to physical therapy as I was working as a personal trainer at a local gym. I realized that I enjoyed working with clients who just wanted to move better or be able to go up and down stairs without pain. They were not concerned with how much body fat they had or what their max lift was, but instead were focused on performing daily activities to the best of their abilities. I felt the instant gratification of being able to help someone live a better and healthier life.”
Even as COVID hit in March 2020, the clinic remained open as essential healthcare, offering telehealth and continuing to serve clients through referrals and visits.
“Despite the challenges faced with the COVID pandemic, our Wichita South clinic has been one of the most successful clinics we have opened in recent years, which is a testament to our incredible staff,” said Rich Kidwell, Regional Director and Partner.
The Wichita South Clinic would not have achieved such early success without the support of our local team:
- Anne Wingett, PT and Director
- Sam Smith, PT and Lead Therapist
- Megan Kuehne, Administrative Assistant
- Franziska Gilchrist, PTA
- Shawna Seirer, PTA
- Candise Nichols, PT
Here is what our patients have to say about the Wichita South clinic:
“It is a clean facility with a pleasant and efficient secretary. The therapist is knowledgeable and kind. These sessions are making my life more comfortable. I am improving!”
– Polly M.
“You guys are great! Very nice, courteous and caring!”
– Julie P.
“I am just getting started, but can tell the difference already! Love the people – so nice and so close to my home.”
– Glenda M.
“The folks are sweet and wonderful. I am so glad the VA sent me here!”
– Elizabeth B.
Wichita South Clinic Info
662 E 47th St S
Wichita, KS 67216
We are located east of Broadway Ave, on the north side of 47th street.
Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm
Ready to schedule your appointment?
Give us a call today at (316) 252-2888.