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Alliance Therapist Spotlight

 

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Hello everyone! My name is Ashish and I have recently moved to Southeast Texas. I was born in India but raised in the great state of Maryland. While in high school, I played a lot of sports and unfortunately tore my ACL twice. Needless to say, I was devastated. It was at this juncture in my life where I was first introduced into the world of physical therapy and how it played a vital role in athletes getting back to functional activities. I ended up graduating with my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science and my next step was medical school. I quickly realized however that medical school was not where I belonged. I decided that instead of becoming a medical doctor, I would become a doctor of physical therapy. So I applied and was accepted to Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. As soon as I entered those hallowed halls, I knew that this profession was where I belonged.

 

I got to work in an acute setting at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver. It was here that I started to realize that working with people other than athletes was actually quite exciting and fulfilling. On my last clinical rotation, I got to work at Community Rehabilitation Hospital in Indianapolis. Community was an in-patient rehabilitation hospital and I worked exclusively on the brain injury unit. It was during this time that my love for working with neurological patients was kindled. I had the opportunity to perform several home evaluations and recognized all the struggles that my patients had to endure once they left the hospital and returned back home. In August of 2014, I graduated with my doctorate and officially became a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

 

Here is where Alliance Therapy Services comes into my story. ATS was extremely supportive while I was studying for my national board exams. The office staff made my transition extremely painless and answered all of my questions, even after official working hours. The other therapists were always willing to lend a helping hand and assist me through my day. Even the owners made themselves available to us. I am extremely blessed to be part of a company that values the patient experience above all else and treats me more like family than an employee.

 

When I clock out, I can usually be found in the kitchen trying to cook something new or devouring something else. Then I usually try to burn off all those calories by playing sports!

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