Jim Coulter, P.T.

Education
Jim Coulter graduated from Millikin University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Science in 1976. He then went on to complete his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1978. Since starting his professional career he has continued his education with emphasis in manual techniques and exercise therapies. He is a certified Graston Technique practitioner, and certified in the use of Kinesio and Rock tapes. 

On the Rewards of Occupational Therapy…
My passion is the education of my patients to understand their condition and the role each of us play in returning them to the maximum level of functioning possible.

My specialty is in the biomechanical evaluation of my patients’ injuries and conditions, and applying the principles of manual therapy and therapeutic exercise training to improve function and reduce reinjury potential. I have been practicing my profession since 1978 and specifically outpatient orthopedic physical therapy since 1985.

I enjoy working at MOI because we have a diverse staff that comes together as a team for the betterment of the client. Professionally, I don’t see my role as my accomplishment, I work with my patients for their accomplishments. I am inspired by my patients and colleagues in the field, that each work so hard to be better than the day before, pushing me to remain relevant and current. I am driven by my motivated patients, pushing me to help them get better faster.

When I’m not working…
My wife, Mary and I are avid fans of national parks, with a goal of visiting each U.S. national park…and more than just a drive through. We try to step out beyond the parking lot spots and see the sites that take some effort. To that end we enjoy outdoor activities that prepare us for the challenges of travel and provide escape from the stress of everyday life.