Hess PT - April 2018

April 2018

Thank you for your referrals! Thank you for the referrals! High-fives to all the people who referred someone! CRAFTON-INGRAM SHOPPING CENTER 37 FOSTER AVE. PITTSBURGH, PA 15205 TWO LOCATIONS: KENMAWR PLAZA 566 PINE HOLLOW RD. MCKEES ROCKS, PA 15136

MEETMEGHAN REISER

Not all, but many individuals pursue a career in the field of physical therapy after involvement in sports or going through physical rehabilitation themselves. For Meghan, it was her love for sports and studying the amazing capabilities of the human body that attracted her to physical therapy. Inspiration from her high school basketball coach and a desire to make a difference in the lives of others helped to intensify that interest. Growing up in a small town in northeastern Ohio, it wasn’t unusual for Meghan to bounce from sport to sport, participating in basketball, volleyball, softball, and track. Luckily for her, a basketball coach who was also a physical therapist provided Meghan with mentorship opportunities, exposure to the skills a therapist should possess, and even much- needed hamstring stretching before each and every basketball game. degree in exercise science. While at Slippery Rock, Meghan was an active member in the Exercise Science Society and in the Delta Zeta sorority. After graduating from Slippery Rock in 2013, Meghan moved to Pittsburgh to work as a rehabilitation aide to increase her exposure to the physical therapy field. Inspired by the therapists that she worked with each and every day and the support of family and friends, Meghan made the decision to return to academia to fulfill her dream. Meghan was accepted into the doctorate of physical therapy program at Chatham University in 2015. Meghan attended Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania to pursue a Bachelor of Science After the opportunity to complete a clinical experience at Hess Physical Therapy and the realization that her vision as a clinician aligned with Hess PT’s standards of care, Meghan interviewed for and accepted the position of therapist at the Crafton location. Personal interactions and patient

DR. ROBERT YELLENIK DARLENE HANIS GEORGE DUDASH DR. AMBER ELWAY ZUWENA MWATSAHU

JESSICA PAPALE DIANA SEIBERT RITA DERRIGO

progress are what draw Meghan to the outpatient physical therapy setting. She truly enjoys the one- on-one patient-centered approach that allows her to create relationships with her patients and track their improvement throughout their rehabilitation process. Meghan enjoys treating orthopedic conditions, such as low back pain, that allow her to use manual therapy skills to help improve function and ultimately the quality of life of her patients. Meghan enjoys spending her free time outside, whether that be hiking, riding her bike, or paddling her kayak down the Allegheny River. She often spends weekends with her family at their campsite and dock in Ashtabula, Ohio, sitting around the campfire and cherishing time spent with her loved ones. She is also an active participant in recreational sports through the Pittsburgh Sports League, playing flag football, sand volleyball, softball, kickball, and basketball with close friends. – George Hess

We truly appreciate your referrals. They are the greatest compliment we can get.

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