I have been a physical therapist for 14 years. I love being able to help someone who is having pain or problems feel better.
As a physical therapist, I see many aspects of society and find it very interesting to hear everyone’s stories and how each person is unique. This uniqueness generally plays into their diagnosis and how we will work on getting them better. Programs need to have the basics in them to help improve the dysfunction, but customizing them to the person helps make it more likely that the person will follow through with the exercises/program on his or her own and actually note improvements.
Over the years, I have branched out from just general orthopedics to also treating those with lymphedema, postural problems and ergonomic issues. Each of these populations is very different and each needs a mindset to treat them. Having compassion and a love to educate has helped me adjust to the needs of each of my patients.
When I am not working or playing with my kids I try to relax and read. Many of the books on my shelf currently are on nutrition. This is my newest strife, figuring out the many roles that whole foods nutrition plays into the healing and functions of the body. I can’t wait to add it to my family’s lifestyle and hopefully educate my patient’s on the many benefits as well.