Here at Thrive, we absolutely love mentoring up-and-coming therapists in their clinical rotations. We’ve had many professional relationships extended years past clinicals simply from working so closely together during such a formative time in the students’ careers.
Today, we’re pleased to invite our current Student of Physical Therapy, Erin Vick to share with you about her experiences.
I have had the opportunity to work at Thrive PT as a student of Physical Therapy. I am from this area, but I had not had a personal experience with Thrive or any staff members. However, I had heard nothing but great things. I quickly realized that the good things I heard were more than true. The information I have learned goes beyond just knowledge about physical therapy.
I have spent the last three years learning about the human body related to movement and function. I quickly learned at Thrive that knowledge only takes you so far. Dr. Muller, Dr. Johnson, and Dr. Kimrey do a wonderful job of using their knowledge to help and empower their patients. They listen to patient's and incorporate the patient's goals into their treatments. They also do a great job of creating treatments that are specific to each patient. Each treatment is one on one in a very calming environment.
Working here has been enjoyable. I may be working hard and treating patient's, but the environment is even soothing to me as a student of physical therapy. From the moment you walk in you are warmly greeted by the front desk staff. They may take patient's back to their own room that is set up with everything the therapist will need. The rooms are organized and have soothing music, decorations, and lighting.
The biggest thing I can take away from Thrive is that Physical Therapy is more than a job. It is a passion. Everyone here is passionate about what they do. I have also learned that patient's are more than their condition. I have realized that I could know everything there is to know about the human body and physical conditions, but without compassion and the ability to make the patient the center of the treatment it would not mean much. That is an area that Thrive has helped me grow in. They excel in providing patient-centered care. I am thankful Dr. Muller and Dr. Johnson agreed to take me under their wings as a student. I have had a great experience as a student. I hope I don't need physical therapy myself, but if I ever do I know where to come!