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and most of all, strong teamwork. Fast forward a few years – when Daeyou was considering a career change from project management work, it was with the support of mentors and friends that he made the decision to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy. Looking back, Daeyou sees a clear theme and remembers all those who have walked him through each life change and challenge. Recognizing the positive impact others have had on his life, Daeyou strives to provide the same kind of guidance and encouragement to his patients in helping them reach theirgoals.Heenjoysworkingwitha widevarietyofpatientpopulations. Drawing from his own experience, he believes that putting in the hard work,takingsmallsteps,andhaving some support and guidance along theway,canmakeallthedifference. AstheclinicmanageroftheNewton and Brookline clinics, Daeyou and his team are excited to serve and provide quality patient care to their local communities.

Rachel came to BSPT at our Beverly location after a referral from her doctor to try a combination of land and aquatic therapy to help with her back pain. "I am grateful that I found Bay State Physical Therapy in Beverly. I have CP and had spinal fusion surgery." She had a rod placement and fusion to correct scoliosis and two revisions, one following an extensive infection. Rachel's initial plan of care consisted of one land session and one pool session a week until we determined that she needed to complete her aquatic therapy in a much warmer

Daeyouwasbornandraised inSeoul, Korea. At the age of 17, he began his undergraduate studies at Kent State University. Despite the real challengesof learningacompletely new languageandculture,herecalls the strong sense of community he found with friends and classmates who helped ease the transition and makehisexperienceapositiveone. The summer after his junior year, Daeyou took a temporary leave to fulfill his mandatory service in the Korean military before returning to Kenttocompletehissenioryearand receive his bachelor’s degree. His timeofservice in themilitarywasn’t easy, but it taught him valuable lessons of discipline, leadership, Daeyou Choi PT, DPT

pool. On land, she works on core strengthening, stretching, balance activities, posture re-education, and a home program to help reinforce the gains made in the clinic, as well as and help her manage her increased muscle tone. "My physical therapist, Mollie, introduced me to the foam roller. This has helped to stretch out my muscles and relax them. I have learned a lot, and I notice that my muscles are getting stronger. I keep coming back because Mollie is a really good physical therapist who knows what I need to do to stretch out my muscles."

Tasty Recipe for the Holidays

Improve Your Posture Try this movement to become aware of your overall posture.

Wall Posture Stand with your heels up against a wall. Attempt to get your heels, buttock, shoulders and head to touch the wall at the same time. Posture Awareness

Orange Cranberry Bread

• 1 cup fresh cranberries • 1 teaspoon orange zest • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice • 1 egg

INGREDIENTS • 2 cups white whole wheat flour • 1/2 cup sugar • 1 teaspoon baking powder • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda • 1/2 teaspoon salt


DIRECTIONS Grease an 8×4 inch loaf pan. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, add white whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cranberries, and orange zest. Gently stir. In a separate medium-sized bowl, add coconut oil, fresh orange juice, and an egg. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Stir to combine everything together. Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Re- move and let cool for 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Always consultyourphysical therapistorphysician before startingexercisesyouareunsureofdoing.

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