Mary Crouch Young, DPT, PT
Mary Crouch Young, DPT, PT, is a clinical instructor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science, and Athletic Training. She provides physical therapy services in several clinics at KU Medical Center, including the Multiple Sclerosis Achievement Center and the Muscular Dystrophy Association adult and pediatric multidisciplinary clinics. She also serves as a preceptor for integrated clinical education students in the achievement center.
In addition to her faculty responsibilities, Crouch Young provides physical therapy services for survivors of acquired and traumatic brain injury through Minds Matter, LLC. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Kansas Physical Therapy Association, and she belongs to the Neurological Special Interest Group.
Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Crouch Young worked for 15 years in the fitness industry and has 20 years of experience instructing yoga and Pilates. Her professional interests are in community integration for individuals living with neurological diagnoses, chronic pain education and management, student clinical education, and diversity and inclusion education – specifically as it relates to LGBTQIA+ cultural competency. She is a KU Medical Center-trained Safe Zone member.
Crouch Young graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, Ark., with a bachelor's degree in philosophy. She then earned her master's degree in theological studies from Claremont School of Theology with emphasis in Hebrew Bible followed by her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Kansas.