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Hill’s Physical Therapy Clinic gets rehabilitated

Numerous enhancements to the Physical Therapy Clinic will improve quality of care and ease of access for its active-duty patients.

Numerous enhancements to the Physical Therapy Clinic will improve quality of care and ease of access for its active-duty patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

(Left to right) Dr. Lonni Scott, Tech. Sgt. David Curley, Dr. Ali Diiorio, and Capt. Brian Diiorio, Physical Therapy Flight Commander, are the physical therapists in the new physical therapy room at 75th Medical Group's clinic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

(Left to right) Dr. Lonni Scott, Tech. Sgt. David Curley, Dr. Ali Diiorio, and Capt. Brian Diiorio, Physical Therapy Flight Commander, are the physical therapists in the new physical therapy room at 75th Medical Group's clinic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Numerous enhancements to the Physical Therapy Clinic will improve quality of care and ease of access for its active-duty patients.

Numerous enhancements to the Physical Therapy Clinic will improve quality of care and ease of access for its active-duty patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Numerous enhancements to the Physical Therapy Clinic will improve quality of care and ease of access for its active-duty patients.

Numerous enhancements to the Physical Therapy Clinic will improve quality of care and ease of access for its active-duty patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Numerous enhancements to the Physical Therapy Clinic will improve quality of care and ease of access for its active-duty patients.

The new physical therapy room located inside the 75th Medical Group military treatment facility Jan. 13, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Numerous enhancements to the Physical Therapy Clinic will improve quality of care and ease of access for its active-duty patients.

The biggest change is that active-duty patients will no longer need a referral from a primary care provider, but can gain direct access for evaluation and treatment through self-referral.

“We are excited about the ability to get people in quicker because it speeds up the healing process,” said Capt. Brian Diiorio, physical therapy flight commander and a board certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy. “Ultimately, patients will get better quicker and they will have better results in the end.”

Other changes include a renovation and the addition of new equipment. The clinic is also accepting pre- and post-surgical patients, which used to be referred to providers off base.

“These changes will really improve the quality of care we can provide. There is so much more we can do now to help our patients,” Diiorio said.

Active-duty patients can make an appointment by calling the appointment line at 801-586-2273 or by calling the PT clinic directly at 801-777-5401. The clinic is open from 7:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is located in the basement of the 75th Medical Group Clinic.