The need for physical therapists is growing for Door County Medical Center. Deb Whitelaw Gorski is the Director of Rehab Services at DCMC and she says the growing population of people 55 and over in Door County means there is a lot of business. Patients need PT after having surgery, a stroke or any type of injury. Gorski says at DCMC they need one more full-time physical therapist and want to grow the department even more with part-time workers.
Physical therapy is a growing industry as the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development says the state will need more than 600 new physical therapists by 2024.