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October is National Physical Therapy Month, which recognizes the physical therapy field and therapists who work with patients of all ages and abilities to help them heal from injuries and chronic issues and to restore, maintain and improve mobility and function.
OrthoCarolina employs more than 80 PTs.
John Colville, DPT, CSCS is a Physical Therapist at OrthoCarolina University. Originally from Kansas City, he received his BS in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas and his DPT from The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. John and his wife Tonya, who is an Occupational Therapist, have two wonderful kids, Emily (7) and Will (5).
John shared some of his personal reasons for choosing Physical Therapy as a career and what he gets out of his day-to-day experiences working with patients:
How long have you been a PT?
What made you want to go into Physical Therapy?
Sports injuries, huh? What was your sport?
So why do you think physical therapy is important?
What’s one thing people might not know about you?
What’s your favorite sports team?