Interviews

711, 2017

Using Yoga to Enhance Physical Therapy: Therapeutic Pain Management

By |November 7th, 2017|Interviews, Physical Therapy|0 Comments

It goes without saying, the popularity of yoga in the past decade has blossomed. Around 80 million Americans were estimated to have tried yoga last year, and by 2016, there were nearly 37 million yoga practitioners in America. This is up from 20 million Americans just three years earlier.
Why Yoga
There are many different reasons Americans […]

2112, 2016

Combating Opioid Addiction with Physical Therapy

By |December 21st, 2016|Interviews|0 Comments

Opioid abuse is a serious and growing threat, inhibiting true healing. Each year, opioid abuse and addiction progressively plagues Americans suffering from chronic pain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released guidelines which recommend non-drug approaches, such as physical therapy, over long-term or high-dosage use of addictive prescription painkillers. Physical therapists know that […]

902, 2016

Kristin Holbrook interview at the Ohio State University

By |February 9th, 2016|Interviews|0 Comments

Kristin Holbrook, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS is the Athletic Reconditioning Specialist and Physical Therapist for Olympic Sports at The Ohio State University. She’s been involved with the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) since she was a student, and by the age of twenty-five, served on OPTA’s Board of Directors.
You may have seen Braxton Miller’s heartfelt […]

1210, 2015

Why PT? An Interview with Physical Therapist Rob Dunham

By |October 12th, 2015|Interviews|0 Comments

What inspired you to become a PT?
“As a junior in high school, I had a distal fracture and needed 3 surgeries and physical therapy. I was really inspired by how a physical therapist was able to get me on the field quickly. That’s what got me interested—being able to help someone get back to what […]

2909, 2015

Interview with OPTA State Director II, Jessica Iams

By |September 29th, 2015|Interviews|0 Comments

1. How long have you been a physical therapist?

“I have been practicing physical therapy for nearly 15 years.

 

2. Was there a specific moment that made you realize you wanted to be a PT? What inspired you to become a physical therapist?

“From the age of 16 I knew I wanted to pursue a career in physical […]

2409, 2015

From Advocate to Patient – and Back

By |September 24th, 2015|Interviews|0 Comments

By Victoria Gresh, OPTA Executive Director
It’s an interesting view from the other side. It’s one thing to advocate for a profession, and another to experience first-hand the services your members provide. Last fall while training for a race, I managed to successfully limp home from a seven-mile run, and I never ran again that year. […]

1609, 2015

Why PT? An Interview with OPTA Secretary Dr. Kristin Marks

By |September 16th, 2015|Interviews|0 Comments

1. How long have you been a physical therapist?
“I am approaching my 2 year anniversary of becoming a licensed physical therapist.”

2. Was there a specific moment that made you realize you wanted to be a PT? What inspired you to become a physical therapist?
“My journey to becoming a physical therapist has been circuitous because this […]

209, 2015

Why PT? An Interview with Physical Therapist Kathy Szirony

By |September 2nd, 2015|Interviews|0 Comments

1. What inspired you to become a PT?

“I had a cousin who was in bad car accident when he was 21 and was in the hospital for a long time. When I would go to visit him after he came home, I saw the physical therapist working with him and that’s when I decided that’s […]

1208, 2015

Why PT? An Interview with Physical Therapist Kevin Jones

By |August 12th, 2015|Interviews|0 Comments

1. What inspired you to become a PT?
“I knew I wanted to get into physical therapy since early in undergrad. I always knew I wanted to pursue something in the health care field, and PT was a growing profession at that time. I liked the amount of actual time I could interact with patients — […]

505, 2015

Why PT? An Interview with Physical Therapist and OPTA President Anthony DiFilippo

By |May 5th, 2015|Interviews|0 Comments

1. What inspired you to become a PT?
“I was on the receiving end of physical therapy during high school sports, so that’s how I got interested. It seemed like a good fit.”

2. What are your practice/specialty areas?
“I am a Board Certified Orthopedic Therapist. That means I work with runners, post-surgery patients, and onsite industrial rehab […]