STAR Physical Therapy: Helping Aches and Pains

December, 2018 NEWSLETTER


We are so excited to welcome Kate Grigg as Clinic Director of our Mandeville Clinic. Kate received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the LSU Health Sciences Center in 2013 and has since then undertaken extensive additional certifications. Kate has now returned to Louisiana to join the STAR team after working in Texas for the last few years. What are you looking forward to about living on the north shore? “I am looking forward to living in a new area of Louisiana that I have never resided before, and being able to meet new people and serve a new community of patients. Living close to the Abita Brewery and House of Seafood in Bush, LA is also exciting, as these were venues that I frequently enjoyed as a student at LSU and LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.“ What do you like doing in your spare time? “I very much enjoy exercising in any spare time that I have. Usually, this just involves me pushing my son, Jasper in a stroller around the neighborhood or in a nearby park, but just being outdoors is very enjoyable for me. I have also enjoyed attending Barre classes when I am able. Lastly, I very much enjoy

duck hunting with my husband, Josh, and father-in- law Steve because, again, it’s just so wonderful to be outside, especially when it’s cold!” What is something that people may be surprised to learn about you? “People may be surprised to learn that I come from a family of physical therapists. Both of my parents have been PTs in Louisiana for over 30 years, my father as a private practice owner, and my mother working in the school systems with students with disabilities. I literally grew up in this profession, and am so excited to be enhancing and building the field of PT now as a practitioner.” What “Words of Wisdom” are important to you? “I never lose. I either win, or I learn.” - Nelson Mandela This quote has always been inspirational to me. To me, it means that when I don’t achieve a goal that I have set for myself, I can either choose to think negatively about the situation and myself, or I can choose to learn from my mistakes and the path that I have taken. Then, I can move forward and forge a new path towards achieving that same goal or set new goals to better myself and my abilities. Weclome Kate, WE ARE SO HONORED TO HAVE YOU AT STAR!!

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