Kudos to PTs
Often I will write about the bad experiences I have working with PTs. About 10 percent of the PTs I encounter are similar to the ones I have described in previous blogs. It is those PTs who make the profession difficult. I am sure there are other PTs and PTAs who have encountered physical therapists who knew everything about treatment techniques, and thought PTAs were nothing more than glorified aides--and treated them as such.
But I have worked with some truly great physical therapists over the years. And without further ado, I'd like to acknowledge each one:
Mike Cash. We were both fairly new grads at the time and we worked together in Lewiston, ID. I remember him as knowledgeable in his skills, confident in his abilities to treat wounds, peds, outpatients and acute care. Mike, I'd love to work with you again, hope you, your wife and child(ren) are doing great.
Tony Catino. A truly knowledgeable outpatient therapist. He provided guidance when it was needed and allowed me the leeway to treat patients in the most effective manner. Tony, I will never forget your birthday.
Doug Moore. By far the leader in PTs. I followed him to his new job because I wanted to stay with him. He was able to shield the rehab department from corporate America and allow us to do what we do best and that is to treat patients. Doug, if I get back to Palm Springs I will visit.
There are other PTs I have worked with, but none have stood out as much as these three. And for those PTs who didn't make the list, try harder next year. :)