We love sharing who we are as a clinic and the people that make it what it is! For the next couple of months, we’ll be featuring the physical therapists in our various clinics! Today, you’ll meet our team member, Renske Rose!
Name: Renske Rose
Education: Bachelors in Human and Health Sciences, Pacific University 1998
Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, Pacific University 1999
Certified Integrated Manual Therapist, Dec 2006
Specialty: Outpatient Therapist, specialize in Manual treatments and vertigo
Years with PT Northwest: 10 years in January 2018
Why did you choose PT as a career: Always loved the body and how it worked, thought for sure I’d be in the medical field…initially thought I’d be an RN, however when observing them in hospital I notice a PT instead. They were getting patients up and moving, doing exercises and encouraging them. I realized that the combination of working with the body, exercising and helping people would be a great combination of all the things I love: being with people, the human body, and exercising/competition.
What’s your favorite part being a physical therapists? I would say connecting with people, helping them reach their goals and seeing the progress towards this…very rewarding.
Describe a typical day at work: Patient care is a matter of being able to go fast paced, going with the flow, being attentive to needs and identifying with each client as they come in…and this typically happens every 30 min. It is a career where the days go fast, you have times where everything happens at once and need to prioritize and manage your time. My typical day starts when I open the clinic and start finishing the documentation from the day prior, soon the patients start trickling in, as do my coworkers. Patient care is every 30 min and with each I run through a similar pattern. Finding out how they are doing, what improvements they have or haven’t made and from there I determine the treatment for that day. After treatment, I reassess if what I am doing is making a difference, and then set a plan in motion for the next time they come in. It takes a lot of brain power to switch between different clients and cases and remembering what we are doing. I thus find that taking good documentation is key to providing good care. By the time lunch hits, I am ready for the reprieve and dig in to some food…and a coffee…to get me ready for the rest of the day. The process repeats all day, just with different people, all with their own personalities and different stories and goals. It gets hectic at times when other aspects of my job come into play, such as phone calls to/from doctors, meetings, emails, etc. but for the most part it’s a steady day with lots of interaction, little time to sit at a desk and get bored!