Health Services

Physical Therapy

Services Offered

Evaluation and treatment diagnoses include but are not limited to the following list:

  • Neck pain with or without pain into the arm(s) and hand(s)
  • Shoulder pain
    • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis / Tear
    • Bursitis
    • Acromioclavicular Joint Osteoarthritis
    • Impingement
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Dislocations
    • Post-Operative to include: Sub-Acromial Decompression, Bankart Repair, Rotator Cuff Repair, Labral Repair
  • Back Pain with our without pain into the leg(s) and foot(feet)
  • Hip Pain
    • Greater Trochanteric Bursitis
    • Post-Operative to include: Total Hip Replacement & Core Decompression
  • Knee Pain
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Patellofemoral Syndrome
    • Chondromalacia Patellae
    • Meniscal Tear
    • Patellar Dislocation
    • Post-Operative to include: Total Knee Replacement, Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair, Patellar Tendon Repair, Meniscal Repair / Menisectomy
  • Ankle / Foot Pain
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Post-Operative to include: Ankle fracture repair &Ligament Repair
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Post-Operative to include: Bunionectomy Brostrom repair

The following is a list of the equipment that we carry on a regular basis:

  • Axillary Crutches (under the arm) and training on how to properly use
  • Simple Knee Sleeves Neoprene with or without the hole cut out for the kneecap and patellar tendonitis sleeves.
  • Simple Ankle Sleeves Neoprene with adjustable strap for first time ankle sprain patients.
  • Sturdy Ankle Brace Lace up with lateral support for the chronic ankle sprain patient

Running Skills Classes

We have several clinicians well versed in training the POSE method of running, and we would be happy to coordinate a running skills class for your unit which will help with running times, efficiency, and reduce risk of injury. 
The course consists of 1 class per week x 4 weeks. Each class lasts about 45-60 mins depending on size. 
We collect data on 2 mi time pre and post.  We can do classes of up to 40 individuals at a time.
We ask the unit to ensure attendance, as attending 1 session of the 4 will not provide beneficial results and each class builds on the previous.  Additionally, sending providers out of the clinic impacts patient care, and while we are more than willing to make these adjustments, it is important we are not sending providers if the class is not consistent with attendance.
 
Let us know what you are looking for as the following:
  • Class size
  • Dates/ time frame (we need at least 4 weeks lead time)
  • If 4 classes is too long, we can modify.  All weeks to do not have to be back-to-back, there can be a week between if need be
The POSE Method focuses heavily on non-rearfoot strike (NRFS), which taxes different muscle groups compared to rear-foot strike (RFS) or heel-strike.  Specifically, there’s an initial increased demand on the intrinsic muscles of the foot and the calf muscles until the body adapts. 


Frequently Asked Questions
 

Sick Call

Daily 06:30 - 07:00 at Kirk.   Physical Therapy knee and ankle sick call Wednesdays 06:30 - 07:00 (Tuesdays for month of November).   Active Duty only.

Appointments with your Primary Care Manager, or a Specialty appointment, can be made by calling 410-278-5475 / 1-866-756-5475.

For emergencies, please dial 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room.

In case of an emergency, please call 911 and head to the nearest emergency room.

Emergency Departments Near Kirk:

Upper Chesapeake Hospital Center

500 Upper Chesapeake Dr
Bel Air, MD 21014
(443) 643-1000
 

Harford Memorial Hospital (closes February 2024)

501 S Union Ave
Havre De Grace, MD 21078
(443) 843-5000

Kirk is no longer a full fledged hospital, clinic services are Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30pm.

Emergency Medical Care

Emergency conditions are those that threaten your life, limb or eyesight. TRICARE defines an emergency as a medical, maternity or psychiatric condition that would lead a “prudent layperson” (someone with average knowledge of health and medicine) to believe that a serious medical condition existed, or the absence of medical attention would result in a threat to his or her life, limb or sight and requires immediate medical treatment or which has painful symptoms requiring immediate attention to relieve suffering.

Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic does not have an emergency room.

  • Emergency care does not require prior authorization
  • Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room

Mental Health Emergencies

After normal duty hours, weekends and holidays go immediately to the nearest Emergency Room or call 911 (Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic does NOT have an Emergency Room).

If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, during duty hours (7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.), please contact Behavioral Health immediately or call The National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Additional Information

Beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Prime and assigned to Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic should contact the appointment call center at (410) 278- 5475 or toll free (866) 756- 5475 to schedule a follow up visit with their assigned Primary Care Manager within 24 hours or the next business day to coordinate follow up care.

Beneficiaries using TRICARE Standard and TRICARE for Life do not require prior authorization during an emergency, applicable annual deductibles and cost shares apply.

Beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Prime through the U.S. Family Health Plan must contact their Primary Care Provider or the U.S. Family Health Plan for information on how to obtain follow up care after an emergency.

Aberdeen Proving Ground is comprised of two areas: the Aberdeen Area/APG North and Edgewood Area/APG South. These areas are not connected but are within a short driving distance of one another. 

Regular gate hours of operation are listed below. 

Aberdeen Area/APG North Gate Operations:

Route 715/Maryland Boulevard Gate: Open 24/7/365

Route 22/Harford Road Gate: Open Mon - Fri: 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Closed Federal Holidays 

The main clinic, Building 2501, of Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic is located in the Aberdeen Area/APG North.

Edgewood Area/APG South Gate Operations:

Route 24/Hoadley Road Gate: Open 24/7/365

Wise Road Gate: Open Mon - Fri: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Closed Federal Holidays

Kirk has an occupational health clinic and limited primary care services for Active Duty members assigned to the 20th Support Command located in the Edgewood Area/APG South.

Contact Us

Phone

410-278-5475
1-866-756-5475

Hours

Monday–Friday
7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Closed for Lunch 12:00 to 1:00 pm.

Location

6455 Machine Street
Aberdeen Proving Ground MD 21005

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