Tony K. Torgerson, PT
Born in Salina Utah at the old hospital and raised in Koosharem Utah, I have spent most of my life in Sevier County. I first got interested in Physical Therapy as a young man while helping my dad with farming. He had injured his back and was unable to help farm which placed the majority of the work load on me. After trying a variety of medical treatments for his pain, my father was referred to Physical Therapy. I soon noticed it helping and within the month he was back and able to help me with the farming duties. This made a very favorable impression on me. I started my education at Utah Valley Community College and after graduating from there I went on to The University of Utah to work on furthering my education towards Physical Therapy. I was accepted at the University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School in the fall of 1989 and graduated with the class of 1992 as a Physical Therapist. I spent my first year working in Salt Lake City Utah as the manager of Physical Therapy at a skilled nursing facility. In 1993 I accepted a position with Central Utah Physical Therapy in Richfield Utah, and worked with Bob Jepson PT and Jeffrey Thalman PT for the next 15 years. I spent one year in Las Vegas Nevada as director of Rehab Services at Summerlin Hospital on the west side of the city. While there I was over a large staff in a hospital setting which provided Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy in an acute, rehab, and long term setting. In 2008 myself, Dan Bruse PT, and James Jorgensen OT, purchased part of what was then Central Utah Physical Therapy. Our new formed corporation, South Central Therapies Inc. now provides Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy in the rehab facility Stonehenge of Richfield. We also have Outpatient clinics in Salina and Monroe Utah which provide Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy services. We see Home Health Patients for At Home Care Inc., Intermountain Home Care Inc., and Gunnison Valley Home Care Inc. We provide Occupational Therapy services for Sevier and Piute School Districts.
I am the proud father of 5 children and one grandchild. I have a home in the South Sevier area and have been involved in a country/rock band “Borderline” for the last 20 years playing for many weddings, county fairs, Christmas parties, and work parties. I have also been privileged to sing in some of my dear patients and friends funerals. I love this area I call home and the people who live here.