Sometimes it takes working in the wrong career to find your way to the right one.
I entered the working world as an accountant. It didn’t take long before I became a full fledged weekend warrior, and that led to my first running-related knee injury.
Physical Therapy was never on my radar as a profession, but as soon as I met my first PT I was completely in awe. I was fascinated by all the knowledge she had of how the body works.
I wanted to be her, and to know all that she knew.
Flash forward 5 years, I traded in my CPA exam for a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy.
Have you ever been to Physical Therapy? There are all kinds, but in the field of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine I like to think of it as detective work.
There’s a difference between treating pain and treating the source of pain.
There’s a difference between getting you through an injury and preventing another one from happening.
This is what is so magical about Physical Therapy.
The APTA so eloquently states this vision of the PT profession:
“Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.”
The human body is amazingly adaptable, and it can withstand movement dysfunctions for a while, but at a certain point pressure + time can lead to breakdown.
And nothing is more annoying than having to pause your life to deal with physical breakdown and pain.
What many people don’t realize is that Physical Therapists are actually in the business of prevention.
In fact, the APTA describes the role of the PT is to:
- Restore, maintain, and promote not only optimal physical function but optimal wellness and fitness and optimal quality of life as it relates to movement and health.
- Prevent the onset, symptoms, and progression of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities that may result from diseases, disorders, conditions, or injuries
This is where we can shake up the medical system – by actually treating wellness and prevention! What a concept!
What are you doing to preserve, or maybe even enhance, your current level of fitness?
Physical Therapists make for great partners if you want to stay physically active and independent well into your golden years. It’s part of real longevity. As Dr. Steven Gundry says, the goal of longevity is to:
“Die young at an old age”
Treating pain, preventing future problems, and maximizing your movement potential is what we strive for at The Wellness Concierge, and we use a variety of methods to get you there.
Ready to optimize your human experience?
Here are some common things I work on with clients:
- Orthopedic & Sports related injuries
- Postpartum healing – Diastasis Recti, pregnancy/postpartum related back, pelvic/SI joint, and hip pains, stress urinary incontinence/pelvic floor dysfunction
- Pregnancy related conditions
- Pre-surgical fitness (“Prehab”)
- Running analysis
- Functional Movement System (FMS) analysis
- Yoga Rx – facilitates healing and movement mechanics
- Medical fitness & conditioning
- BS in accounting, Marquette University 1999
- MSPT in Physical Therapy from UW-LaCrosse, 2004
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, 2004
- DPT and STC (sport certified therapist) from The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2009
- Capstone project: ACL injury prevention in the Adolescent Female Athlete
- Registered Yoga Teacher – 200 hour certification 2013
- Certified Precision Nutrition coach, 2017
- Certified Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist, 2018
- Hundreds of hours of specialized continuing education in orthopedics, sports medicine, running analysis, women’s health, and postpartum corrective exercise
The choices we make every day have an impact on our future.
You can be exercising to punish your body or you can be exercising to invest in the future.
Are you ready to up-level your life?
We here at the Wellness Concierge will simplify the process for you. We will get you moving, and moving correctly, ASAP, and we’ll keep you moving so that you don’t have to press pause on life again.
What can a wellness concierge do for you?
- Eliminate the confusion by pin-pointing exactly where the weak links are in your body to help relieve pain, improve mobility, and prevent further injury
- Design a customized program from prehab to rehab to ongoing wellness
- Coach you on how to make incremental, easy changes to your eating habits today that will add up to big health benefits over time
If you’re ready for an appointment now, click the link above and let’s do this.
I look forward to working together. Here’s to your good health and a long happy life!
Patty saved me from surgery! I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease at my C-level spine and my neurologist was going to perform a spinal fusion, but referred me to Patty as a “last resort” prior to surgery. Patty was extremely professional, knowledgable and basically saved me from surgery. She took the time to explain why we were doing and gave me a roadmap for outside of our sessions at at home exercises. To this day, I can contact her for any questions or concerns. I HIGHLY recommend Patty!Patti B
I love the flexibility of Patricia’s yoga program! Whether I need a good stretch after a gym workout, a focused workout for hips after a run or a simple relaxation routine to end my day, Patricia offers it all. Her approach to wellness is simple and supportive. Patricia brings the best of herself in all she does, and with knowledge in PT and yoga I always feel safe and relaxed with her workouts. Patricia provides a great community, I love connecting with other busy moms who are trying their best to make self care a priority. Thank you, Patrica for all you do!Jennifer Zils
Patty has “treated” me twice a week for about 5 years. I don’t know what I would do without her. I am 85 and still very active …thanks to Patty. We do various activities depending on what ails me…she is soooo well trained in a multiplicity of areas, which is perfect. I don’t need canes or wheelchairs, pain meds or more surgeries. I am definitely a huge fan!Nana