Describe the essence of what you do in your job. Instead of your title, tell us what it is you do.
I am a movement specialist. I observe how patients move and assess whether they have any muscle weakness or tightness that is making them move this way. I help strengthen patients’ muscles or adjust their habits to help eliminate pain and help them move better.
What are some things you believe in?
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. -Charles Kingsley, 1819-1875, British Author, Clergyman
What do you like most about working for this organization?
Kauai Therapy and Wellness has a caring group of therapists who are committed to patient service. They go the extra mile to make sure that patients are able to get to their appointments and have a good experience with their therapy.
What do you like most about caring for patients?
What I find rewarding in physical therapy is discovering what motivates a patient to get better and tailoring that patient’s therapy to meet his or her personality and learning style. I find that physical therapy is like a puzzle with infinite variety, and I enjoy learning what works best for each of my patients.
Why did you choose to become a physical therapist or therapy position?
I volunteered for a physical therapy program for children with cerebral palsy while I was in college. The therapist performed exercises with the children in the pool to help with their flexibility. Seeing exercise make a difference in their lives made me want to become a therapist.
What do you think patients like most about you?
I think patients would say I listen to their goals and design my treatments around helping them achieve those goals for improvement. I also explain exactly what I am doing and why I am doing it.
What are some of your personal interests, outside of work?
I love spending time with my family. I enjoy experiencing something new with my children and seeing it through their eyes. For example, I enjoy teaching my son to fly a kite or hiking in new places. I am passionate about ice hockey and I like to swim for exercise.
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