Premier Rehab PT - September 2018

817-498-8585 premierrehab.org

4120 Heritage Trace Pkwy #220 | Keller, TX 76244 2720 Western Center Blvd. #312 | Fort Worth, TX 76131 5060 Davis Blvd. | North Richland Hills, TX 76180

816 Keller Pkwy #200 | Keller, TX 76248 1600 FM 544 #200 | The Colony, TX 75056

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SEPTEMBER 2018

ADVANCING MY CAREER AT PREMIER REHAB PT Discovering My Drive

When I first started working at Premier, I had to move my family of seven from Utah to Texas. It was worth it, though, because it’s been a rewarding experience working here. I first started as the only therapist in the Western Centers, Fort Worth Clinic working part-time, but then I became the director. Now we have one part-time and two full-time physical therapists. As director here, I have a full patient load, and I oversee therapists, support staff, and the operations of this particular clinic. I also work as the coordinator for all the physical therapist interns who work for us throughout the five different locations. Finding free time for myself can be a bit of a struggle due to the busy nature of my life, but it’s a great life. I love working with the staff and patients and spending time at home with my family. Since moving to Texas, I’ve had two more children and couldn’t be happier. I’m usually busy with going to soccer games, basketball games, recitals, and church. My oldest is Sarah, followed by Sam, Emma, Rachel, Annie, Reid, and our 15-month-old, Mary. Sarah is entering her first semester of college this year. It’s exciting to see her taking this next step in her life. She’s been working at Western Centers over the summer with me, and while it’s been fun commuting with her every day to work, she doesn’t want to be a physical therapist. Sarah wants to be a high school math teacher. As far back as I can remember, she’s always wanted to be a math teacher — she’s excelled at math and would even ask her math teachers for books so she could learn how to teach. My wife and I are very supportive of her and can’t wait to see her excel further in life. –Dr. David Benson

The medical field always interested me while in school, but I was never certain which path I wanted to take. I enjoyed studying athletics and how the human body worked, but it wasn’t until I took an anatomy class that I was positive which direction I wanted to go.

In that class, we worked with human cadavers. My classmates and I had to identify the different muscles and tendons we could see. The class was so fascinating that it solidified my resolve to become a physical therapist. The first step was to do well while in undergrad and the next was to apply to graduate school. I received my Master’s Degree in 2003 and went back in 2007 to get my doctorate. Just last year, I became a board-certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy. It’s been a career goal that I’ve had for a long time, and I’m glad I’ve finally achieved it. I had been working in this practice for seven years before I started to work for Kelly at Premier Rehab PT. I had reached a point in my career where I wasn’t happy with my job and I wanted to look for something that would bring

more meaning to my life. I decided to look around the country to see if there was a place that fit with what I was searching for, and I found Premier. I was living in Utah when I discovered Kelly’s business and reached out to her online to inquire about an open PT position. Our first interview took place over the phone. Then Kelly flew me down for an in-person interview, and the experience blew my mind. I was very impressed with the company and how organized Kelly was. I was pleased that she followed, and still follows, all of the regulations that the physical therapy profession requires. Kelly also went to great lengths to make sure her clients were comfortable while undergoing therapy sessions.

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