Why did Natosha Want to Become a PT?
October 26, 2020 – I am very fortunate to be part of a great team with a common goal. We all love physical therapy and helping our patients! Our number one goal is to get our patients back to 100% as efficiently as possible. Natosha is just one of our team members. She has extensive experience in pediatrics, orthopedics, and women’s health. This gives her the ability to treat many different types of patients across the age range. Let’s learn about Natosha and why she chose physical therapy.
“When I graduated high school, I thought I wanted to be a pharmacist. That dream lasted until my first college chemistry class. At that point, I took a step back and really thought about what I enjoyed and what I wanted to do for a job. I have always been fascinated by how the body works. Specifically with how to make the body work most effectively and efficiently. That coupled with my desire to work in the health care field, but not give shots or draw blood, led me to physical therapy. I spent a lot of time observing Physical Therapists, and one of my favorite things was that we get to work in so many settings! Whether I was observing in a hospital with someone post stroke and working to get strong enough to get back home, or observing in an outpatient clinic with someone post rotator cuff surgery working to get back to work, or observing in a school setting with a school aged kiddo working to play on the playground at school independently, there was one thing in common with all these settings. In each setting, it was a physical therapist helping those individuals to reach goals, using their own bodies and strength to meet their goals. I love the fact that when I go to work, I will get to help people improve their own body’s efficiency. Each patient I see has different goals. Each patient I see will take a different path towards their progress. That makes each day different and challenging for me, in the very best of ways! So, while the short answer to “why did you become a physical therapist?” is actually because I didn’t really like chemistry! The longer, more realistic answer, is because I love that my job, every day, is to help my patients reach their goals and get back to the things that matter to them! My best days are hearing my patient retell a story of how they were able to do something meaningful in their life following our sessions!”
To have the change to work with Natosha or any other of our fabulous team members please call us at 402-234-3333 in Louisville or 402-298-4747 in Plattsmouth. If you are experiencing pain then why not take the first step towards being pain free!