JohnstonPT: Is Back Pain Slowing Things Down?






Physical therapy is a profession designed to help and empower individuals overcome physical limitations to return to the life they desireorseekto live.Amyhasapassion for helping others. “I’m excited about being able to help people live life the way they want to and not be restricted by pain, limitedmobility, or weakness.” Amy has been with Johnston Physical Therapy since 2005.Through the years she has learned, “seeing others achieve their goals and live without physical limitations is one of the best rewards. This is why I love what I do.” As any patient who has gone through physical therapy can tell you, it takes work. “It is great to see all the hard work pay • How To Overcome Back Pain • Relieve Back Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe • Back Pain Prevention

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activities. She can be found at a ball field or in a gym watching and cheering on her kids in their sport and school activities. She also coaches volleyball, just to fill up any other free time. Amy serves as the Center Coordinator of Clinical Education. Contact her if you are interested in the field of physical therapy as a profession and want to observe in the clinic. Education: • Bachelor of Science, Midwestern State University • Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Des Moines University Certifications: • Competency Based Vestibular Rehabilitation, Emory University •FunctionalDryNeedling,Kineticore Specialties:

soccer player get excited because they were able to return to the sport in better condition than before their injury is thrilling. Knowing your patient can enjoy their vacation hiking through the mountains without limitation is rewarding.” She enjoys educating patients and guiding them through their rehab process. She views the patient as a whole and not just by their injury. She understands you have to approach care holistically and functionally in order for individuals to succeed in over coming injuries and being proactive in preventing injuries through overall wellness. When Amy is not at work, she continues to enjoy helping others which is pretty much a hobby for her. She is an active member of First Family Church in Ankeny. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, participating in church activities, fishing, and most other outdoor

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