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My first experience with physical therapy started when I was in college baseball. Whenever I was injured playing, I would spend some time with a physical therapist. They would help me get back into the game, and their work sparked my first interest. THE TRUE JOY OFWORKING AS A PHYSICAL THERAPIST Physical Trainer to Physical Therapist
factors that we consider when treating someone. Many people come through our doors unable to do what they want, including even the most basic movements such as sitting or walking. Sometimes they’re unsure of what the next steps are going to be or are a little scared about what’s going to happen from here. We help identify the problem and educate the patient about the steps that we’ll take to get them back on their feet. We help them understand what’s going on, why it’s happening, and what will help them prevent this problem from reoccurring. While at work, my focus is on my patients and staff members. At home, my attention is on my family. Divvying up my time has been a definite learning aspect since I became a director and father. I’ve been married for five years, and Christina and I have a 15-month-old son named Taylor. Spending time with my family and watching Taylor grow has been immensely rewarding, and I know how important it is that I’m there to support the both of them in every way. I get up extra early to go to work and get caught up with documentation or anything else the clinic might need, then when I come home, my evenings are specifically family time. I’m delighted that I can do what I love and have the time to watch my family grow. Working with everyone at Premier Rehab has been a joy, and I can’t imagine myself anywhere else.
When I was attending college, I knew I wanted to be in the health profession, and during my time as an undergrad, my focus was sports science. After I graduated, I wanted to be in corporate fitness and became certified as a personal trainer through the NSCA. I worked as a personal trainer for a while, but I always thought about physical therapy. I knew I didn’t want to be a personal trainer forever. Around that time, I started observing a physical therapy clinic and fell in love with it. I loved the different techniques and how the therapists interacted with their patients. During physical therapy school, I had an internship at Premier Rehab and was a student under Ellen Murray. After I finished my internship, Ellen told me that her clinic was hiring. I enjoyed my time with the company and all the people who worked there so much that I decided to apply for the job. After a successful interview, I worked under Ellen as my mentor for three years. Then there came an opportunity to become the director of the Keller Parkway location, and I jumped at the chance. The five years I’ve spent at Premier Rehab have been the most rewarding and best experiences I’ve ever had.
As a director at Premier Rehab, I oversee all the therapists at Keller Parkway. I ensure that every member of my staff is doing all right, and if they need anything, I make sure that those needs are met. I also put in 40 hours a week toward patient care, which is one of my favorite aspects of my career. I became a physical therapist because I enjoy working with people. I love learning what makes them tick, and being a physical therapist is all about understanding the root of an issue. There are a lot of extrinsic health
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