Mike Dew, Physical Therapist
Mike has been working with Jarryd since his sophomore year of high school and was the first person to take the bandages off of Jarryd's legs on day one. He has been with Jarryd through every surgery and played a large role in his overall recovery coming off of the amputation. All of the hard work they put in together the first three or four months after the amputation was directly related to Jarryd's quick recovery.
Jarryd feels that Mike knows him better then anyone he has ever worked with and continues to be a huge part of his life and progress moving forward.
Mike Dew was named Rehabilitation Coordinator at UGA in August 2000 after serving two years as Director of Rehabilitation at Northwestern State University in Louisiana. Mike's responsibilities at UGA include supervision and consultation for rehabilitation services, rehabilitation protocol development, and instruction for classes in the Athletic Training Curriculum. He comes to UGA as a result of the partnership between St Mary's Hospital and the University of Georgia Athletic Association. In addition to his work at UGA, he serves as a Clinical Specialist in the Sports Medicine division of St Mary's Outpatient Rehabilitation.
Dew, a Vicksburg, Mississippi native, earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from Northwestern State University in Louisiana in 1994, Masters degree in Exercise Science from UGA in 1997 and his Masters in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Georgia in 2000. Mike also served as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Football and Baseball teams at UGA while earning his degree in Exercise Science.
Mike is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and licensed Athletic Trainer by the Georgia State Board of Medical Examiners. Dew is a licensed Physical Therapist by the Georgia State Board of Medical Examiners. He is married to the former Amy Sheppard of Riddleville, Georgia. They have one son, JP, born 10/05.
Courtesy: UGA Sports Communications