Curt Walker, PT
Founder, Quantum Physical Therapy
Curt became interested in physical therapy when he was a junior in high school while suffering from Guillain-Barre (gee-YAH-buh-RAY) syndrome. Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare disorder in which your body’s immune system attacks your nerves. Weakness and tingling in your extremities are usually the first symptoms. These sensations can quickly spread, eventually paralyzing your whole body. Most people with the condition must be hospitalized to receive treatment. It is during this time that he received physical therapy and instantly became interested in physical therapy as my career path.
Curt graduated from George County High School in Lucedale, MS, in 1991 and went on to receive his B.S. in Physical Therapy at University of South Alabama in 1995. Following graduation, he worked at George County Hospital where he had the opportunity to work in both the hospital setting and the outpatient setting. In 2002, Curt and his wife felt led by God to move to Minden, LA where he went to work for Cornerstone Rehab providing home health care as well as working in the nursing home setting. After ownership changes occurred, his job transitioned solely to the nursing home setting. In 2007 Curt was approached about buying Quantum Rehabilitation, an outpatient clinic in Magnolia, AR. It had always been a dream of Curt’s to own his own clinic and after much prayer they decided to make the move. His family moved to Magnolia, AR, in 2008 and after working for a year bought Quantum in January 2009. It has not been a decision they have ever regretted. They currently have 4 PTAs that work for Quantum along with another physical therapist. At Quantum they provide outpatient services, provide the therapy for Magnolia Public Schools, Emerson-Taylor-Bradley Public Schools, Lafayette County Schools, and in July 2017 will take over the physical therapy contract at UAMS Kids First in Magnolia, AR. They also have contracts to provide Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs) through Functional Testing Centers and also provide Worksteps Evaluations for local employers.
Curt is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) where he serves as a member of the orthopedic and private practice sections. He is also a member of the Arkansas Physical Therapy Association and has been trained and certified in both Kinesio taping through Kinesio Taping Association International and Dry Needling through Kinetacore.
First and foremost Curt is a follower of Christ and he truly owes all the praise and glory to God for how he has been blessed and given opportunities over the years. He and his wife Amy have 3 wonderful children: Garrett, 24, who is a graduate of University of Arkansas in graphic design, Christian, 20, attending University of Arkansas with plans to go to medical school, and Kayla, 17, who will be a senior at Magnolia High School in the fall of 2017.
In our free time we love to travel, especially cruise, love to spend time with our children, and are very active at Central Baptist Church where I serve as a deacon. I also have a passion for the people of Nicaragua. We have had the opportunity to lead mission trips to Nicaragua for the last 3 years and look forward to many others.
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1016 N Jackson
Magnolia, AR 71753