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PTSC is involved with several community projects. We believe and support our community.
Missouri West Plains Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Sports Medicine/Athletic Training, Industrial Rehabilitation, WellFIT Program, WorkSTEPS Employment Testing




The PTSC Memorial Scholarship Foundation awards nine $1,000 scholarships to area high school seniors and one $1,000 scholarship to an individual seeking a careeer in law enforcement. Applicants must reside in Douglas, Howell, Wright, Oregon, Shannon or Texas counties.

Scholarships have been established in the name of Megan Spence, Julie McGoldrick, Tyler Simer, Kyle Gilliam, Cynthia Holloway-Coatney, Julie Douglass, Marisa Hathcock-Spalding, Christel AraSmith-Chester, and Nathan Murphy.


Memorial Scholarship

Physical Therapy Specialists Clinic awards eight $1,000 memorial scholarships each year to individuals in Douglas, Howell, Wright, Oregon, Shannon, and Texas counties. Applications are available at each clinic location or at the high school counselor’s office. They are reviewed by a board of local community leaders who rank potential recipients based on criteria that may include personal and leadership qualities, academic accomplishments, grade point average, financial need and community service. Open to ALL fields of study.


Nathan Murphy Memorial Scholarship

Nathan Murphy Memorial Scholarship for an individual in Douglas, Howell, Wright, Oregon, Shannon, and Texas counties, who is involved or can show proof of acceptance into an accredited law enforcement program. Must have a high school diploma with a GPA of at least 2.5 or the equivalent with a GED score of 286 or higher. The scholarship is $1,000 and is non-renewable.

Nathan Murphy Memorial Scholarship Applications for 2015 is now closed

Nathan Murphy Law Enforcement Grant

The Nathan Murphy Law Enforcement grant is a new addition this year.  The grant accepts applications from agencies for special education and training programs.  It is open to any not-for-profit Emergency Services Agency in Oregon, Howell, Shannon, Texas, Wright, and Douglas counties.  The grant is intended to supplement training or education budgets and is in the amount of $1500.00.  Application deadline is October 2, 2015.





digforacurebuttonDig for a Cure began in 2008 to help raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research. To raise funds PTSC sells t-shirts, pink bracelets and ribbons in honor of individuals affected by breast cancer. PTSC hosts volleyball matches with participating schools, including Missouri State University-West Plains, West Plains High School and Mountain Grove High School. Over $11,000 has been raised to support organizations like Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks, American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen.  To keep up to date on future events contact PTSC or “like” Physical Therapy Specialists on Facebook.



Despite having a rare form of cancer and undergoing invasive chemotherapy treatments, Mindy Lahey Hughston had a never-quit attitude that included her studies at Missouri State University-West Plains. She graduated in 2008 with an associate’s degree in nursing and went on to work in labor and delivery.

Mindy continued giving to and serving others until her death in 2010. A high-tech classroom in Looney Hall, the home of health programs at Missouri State-West Plains, has been named in her honor, ensuring that she has a legacy that won’t quit, either.