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Getting to Know the Fritz Physical Therapy Staff HEATHER TORRIS DPT, ATC, OCS

I always knew that I wanted to work in able to help people and that did not require me sitting at

I provide individualized treatment to each of my patients. I look at each person as a whole and take all things into consideration when developing a treatment plan in order to improve function and achieve patient goals. I am someone who relies heavily on my hands/ manual skills to evaluate and treat each patient. I have been working in Outpatient practice for 12 years, specializing in sports medicine and Orthopedics. I have been an Orthopedic Certified Specialist since 2011 and have taken many continuing education courses focused on advanced manual therapy and treatments of the spine and extremities. I also have additional experience treating swimmers and patients with TMJ disorders. My proudest moments as a PT are being able to help patients achieve their goals. Returning patients to the highest level of function possible and allowing them to live their lives to the fullest. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children. I enjoy exercising, shopping and going to concerts or the theater.

a desk for 8 hours. I was also very involved in sports in school and had my share of injuries. This sparked an interest in human anatomy. Also, being exposed to rehab personally—in addition to volunteering—made me realize sports medicine and physical therapy was the right career path for me. I grew up in a small town northeast of Pittsburgh, called Vandergrift. I attended Penn State University where I earned my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. I earned my Athletic training certification prior to receiving my Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from The University of Pittsburgh. Private practice allows more one-on-one patient care. It offers more flexibility with scheduling in order to provide the highest quality of care to all patients.

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