Premier Rehab PT - October 2018

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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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OCTOBER 2018

My interest in becoming a physical therapist happened through a series of personal events involving a family member and a very good friend. Both suffered serious injuries that required extensive rehab. I assisted in taking them to the rehab sessions and was amazed by the therapists’ interactions with them. I watched their recovery and return to their previous lifestyles. My appreciation for the therapists and my fascination with the profession grew. I saw that they were intent on helping their patients get back on their feet and return to their normal lives. Helping People Take Back Their Lives DISCOVERING THE IMPORTANCE OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

establish a relationship to build their plan of care. Our patients come to us curious and unsure about the situation they’re in, and it’s our job to guide them toward steps for their recovery. It’s crucial that we sit them down and explain to them what’s wrong, how we’re going to help them, and that it’s worth putting in the work to return to a pain-free life. Helping people gain the confidence to start living their lives again is very important to me, but so is my family. When I’m not in the office, I’m spending time with them. Traveling is also an important part of who I am, and it’s something I try to do as often as I can. This past summer, I visited Spain, France, Germany and Belgium, but I always come back here to my family and my passion. I love every one of my family members dearly, but they’re not the only ones I consider “family.” I view my work staff as part of my “family.” We work together so much that it’s hard not to think of them that way. We experience good days and bad days, and we work together as a team to get through them no matter what we experience. Our work environment is important to the staff and me and it’s something the patients notice. Everyone who comes through our doors sees the positivity and pride the Premier team has in our work here. The vibe in our clinic wouldn’t be possible without my staff family working so hard and dedicating so much effort toward helping everyone who comes to Premier. –Ellen Murray

At the time, I was working as a systems analyst. While it was a wonderful job, I wasn’t satisfied with it, but I hadn’t made a big decision about where I wanted to go. Watching physical therapists work with my loved ones inspired me to volunteer at a large rehab facility. I continued to observe the same passion and enthusiasm toward the patients being treated and knew I needed to make the change. I headed back to school, which was where I met Kelly at TWU while we were working on our master’s degrees. After I graduated, I heard that Kelly had opened a clinic of her own. I called her up and said, “You need another therapist, don’t you?” I’ve been working here ever since. I’ve been a therapist for 19 years, and I’ve been with Premier Rehab for over 14. I’m so blessed that in all my years of being a therapist, I still love my job. I’ve treated patients from their heads to their toes, including my own family members and people who have been coming here for years. Making a positive influence in people’s lives by

helping patients of all ages progress from an injured state and return to their daily lives is a wonderful experience. There’s so much pleasure in what I do.

As a now long-time therapist at Premier Rehab, it has been a wonderful experience watching the company grow. I started as a staff therapist and then became the clinic coordinator and then the director at our North Richland Hills location.

During our first interaction with our patients, it’s a goal to appropriately educate and

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