When was the first time you were able to help somebody as a physical therapy doctor? And how did it feel?

One of my first memories of helping someone was several years ago. I was working with a nice woman with a frozen shoulder, and she was unable to do much of anything with her arm. After performing manual therapy to her arm, she had amazing results in 2 visits. I remember how emotional she was to have a functional arm again. She was a small business owner herself and being able to return to work to help her clients was a big deal. Tears of joy are awesome to see.

What do you find most challenging creating a healthy balanced life?

Time. Many people find it difficult to find time to do the exercises prescribed by their physical therapy doctor, go to the gym, or cook healthy dinners. In this day and age, most folks are very busy and typically put their health at a lower priority than everything else.

What is one piece of advice you would pass on to a large group of people looking to improve their health?

Invest in your health! It’s the most valuable thing that you have, so spending time working on bettering yourself is very important. Additionally, if you are struggling with your health, there are lots of people here to help. There is no such thing as a one-stop shop for all things health-related, so make sure you work with someone who understands you and your goals and is willing to help you find the right practitioner if they aren’t the best fit for you.

 

~Gregory Judice, Doctor of Physical Therapy

 

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