The PT LAB came into existence while working out. That’s where I get all my brilliant ideas! The philosophy Movement is Medicine really holds true here. The endorphins that are released stimulate healing and positive thinking among so many other great benefits. During the summer of 2019, I read Shoe Dog, the memoir of the creator of Nike, Phil Knight. Phil Knight mentioned that people have become less entrepreneurial and this is a shame. So, between a solid workout and some positive reinforcement, the epiphany of The PT LAB was derived. I couldn’t be more excited!
I have worked in the industry for over 17 years. Some of my positions have been working for small private companies and others have been with large corporations. I have learned a tremendous amount at each and every position. I value all the knowledge gained to better serve you. I have grown as an individual and as a therapist from my career path. With the demands of the healthcare system, many times the position I held had me seeing too many people at one time, selling services to an individual that were not always necessary, or treating a patient for more visits than were necessary. I don’t feel comfortable with these types of business practices.
Frequently, a patient will come to me and want me to “fix” them. My job is to help you get better and resume functional living with diminished pain and increased strength to perform the tasks at hand. So, I decided the hashtag #findsomeonewhocares is most appropriate. Unfortunately, I cannot “fix” you. I recently learned this at a continuing education course. I can help find the source of the problem, guide you to resolving your pain, and promote positive changes within your body. The human body is an amazing collaboration of systems and it will adapt to specific demands. This is known as the SAID Principle (Specific Adaptations to Imposed Demands). However, you may not know how to apply this to your body or ailment and that’s where my training and knowledge comes into play. I look forward to helping you and improving the quality of your life. I am dedicated to your health, fitness, and well-being.
The name, The PT LAB, came to me because this is a collaborative effort between therapist and patient/client. It’s when I stopped being able to listen to an individual’s story without several interruptions that I knew something needed to change within myself and my career. I want to hear YOUR story and what ails you and what your own personal goals are. Together we devise a plan that is optimal for you. So, it’s not an exact science. It’s a lab where you sometimes must mix and match things to derive the best possible results.