We want to celebrate what inspires you as a Physical Therapist or a Physical Therapist Assistant

Every October we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month, an annual opportunity to raise awareness about the benefits of physical therapy. Physical therapy is a safe and effective alternative to medication for the treatment of pain. Most recently, health experts are looking to physical therapy as an important alternative to opioids for pain management. It also can help recover from injuries, prevent falls, and maintain overall health.

As Prime Rehabilitation Services celebrates PT month, we would like to honor each and every one of our dedicated, highly trained Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants by highlighting what inspired each to become a therapist.

We are pleased to present a few team members from our New Jersey skilled nursing facility whom we are honored to provide skilled services for over 10 years.

Lorraine Hanson, PTA

What has been the greatest outcome you’ve helped someone achieve?

“Post-graduation, I started working in skilled nursing facilities. I remember a young female patient who was fragile, had yellow-ish skin, was overweight, and needed max for activities of daily living and mobility.

After several weeks of therapy, the patient was discharged home but still needed assistance.

As therapists, we thought the patient being at home would continue to decline. Several months later we had a visitor in our gym who was walking independently without an assisted device, and looking healthy. To our surprise, it was the patient who we had discharged.”

What keeps you motivated through difficult days?

“Knowing that no matter how small the progress my patient makes, it’s one step closer my patient is to being independent.”

 

Foram Gheewala, PT

What was the moment you realized THIS is why I became a Physical Therapist?

“Since high school, I was always interested in science and helping people and that is the reason why I became a Physical Therapist.”

What has been the greatest outcome you’ve helped someone achieve?

“I treated a patient who was dependent on functional mobility. Post 2 months of physical therapy treatments, the patient was able to walk with rolling walker.”

 

 

 

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