Student Art Enhances Physical Therapy for Patients at Methodist North

Published On 06/11/2014

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Memphis College of Art students unveiled the "Walking in Memphis" project, art depicting Memphis landmarks which will be hung on walls in the Total Joint Center at designated spots to measure a patient's walking progress during rehabilitation.

Methodist North Hospital - Student art for Total Joint Center

Left to right: Dr. John Joseph Lochemes, orthopedic surgeon, Memphis Orthopedic Group, Maysa Sem, Memphis College of Art (MCA) student artist, Terri Scott, MCA student artist, Dezmond Gipson, MCA student artist, Gyasi Chisley, Methodist North Hospital CEO and Glen Mullins, Methodist North family partner stand behind unveiled art for the “Walking in Memphis” art project.

On Thursday, June 5, Methodist North Hospital recognized Memphis College of Art students who unveiled their artwork during an appreciation reception for the hospital’s “Walking in Memphis” project.

“The artwork will provide a fun and creative way for our patients to have physical therapy,” said Jennifer Harper, Methodist North Hospital Total Joint Center clinical director. “The patients will also get a chance to compete against each other as they “Walk in Memphis” to enhance their recovery experience.”

The seven pieces of framed art depicts such landmarks as Graceland, the Pink Palace, Pyramid Arena, Beale Street, Liberty Bowl, Memphis Zoo and the Memphis Bridge. The artwork will be placed on the walls of the Total Joint Center at designated spots to measure a patient’s walking progress after hip & knee surgery.