CornerStone PT & Wellness Center - April 2020

APRIL 2020

CORNERSTONE Monthly

77 Brant Avenue, Suite 101, Clark, NJ 07066 • CornerstonePTNJ.com • 732.499.4540

Cornerstone PT Patients

CELEBRATING SIBLINGS

A SHOUTOUT TO MY SISTERS

VIP Referral Patient of the Month!

LETITIA MIELE

The best compliment we can receive is to have one of our patients refer a friend or family member to our practice. If you refer someone and we are able to take them as a patient, both you and the person who was referred will be entered to Win a $25 gift card! It’s just our way of saying

Everyone is familiar with Mother’s and Father’s Days, but did you know there’s a Sibling’s Day this month? I sure didn’t, but apparently it’s become more popular thanks to social media, and I’m okay with that. It’s great seeing people share their love and adoration for their brothers and sisters out there. In fact, I want to get in on the fun. My younger sister is a great physical therapist practicing in Pennsylvania. I guess the industry just runs in the family. However, she took a slightly different track than me, getting more into the neurological side of PT. She’s always been great at research, so that technical side of the field really spoke to her. It’s great to be able to have perspectives from our two practices — we’re often able to bounce ideas off each other in ways many of our colleagues just don’t get the opportunity to do. Honestly this relationship we enjoy today just feels like a continuation from when we were kids. We were always a tightknit duo, trying our best to have each other’s backs. We even went to the same undergrad school together — she came in as a freshman just as I was an outgoing senior, but I was able to introduce her to plenty of friends and show her the ropes before I graduated. Being as close as we are, I suppose it’s not much of a surprise that my sister and I both went into the same field. We were extremely into sports as kids, which is how most people are exposed to physical therapy early on. But for my sister, the roots of how she got into the field are a little more personal. She’d had a bad injury while cheerleading, and PT treatment proved vital to

her recovery. I think it’s admirable that she took that experience and carried it forward to help others.

Of course, I do have another sister I want to shout out, too. I’ve known my sister-in-law since I was 16 years old, so we practically grew up together. In a very real way, she feels like a sibling, not just an “in-law,” and I’m grateful for that. As someone who came from a small family, I’m always humbled by how welcome my wife’s family has made me feel. I’m privileged to have gotten to know them over many, many years. And now my kids get to enjoy the same sort of relationship. My sister-in-law is very close to our children, who love getting to spend time with their aunt. Having our extended family close at hand really is a blessing. Speaking of the kids, my daughter’s turning 15 in June. I can hardly believe it, but she’s definitely showing a lot of maturity already. Her patience with her younger brother has definitely grown by leaps and bounds. It’s really touching seeing the two of them interact and grow to treat each other with care and respect. It reminds me of when my sister and I were that age. I can already tell they’re going to have a truly lasting relationship.

Thank You!

Here’s to family,

–David DeLaFuente

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