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Fifth MRC therapist earns Assistive Technology Professional certification

Published on January 6, 2017


Jacob Long of Clinton, a physical therapist at Methodist Rehabilitation Center, recently received his Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification from the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA).

The ATP certification recognizes demonstrated competence in analyzing the needs of consumers with disabilities, assisting in the selection of appropriate assistive technology for the consumers’ needs, and providing training in the use of the selected devices.

Long serves patients of the spinal cord injury program at MRC’s main hospital in Jackson. He received his physical therapy degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Long is the fifth MRC therapist to earn the certification. He joins Cameron Huff of Jackson and Heather Maloney, Christopher McGuffey and Erin Bischofberger, all of Madison.