It’s hard to believe that it has already been 16 years since we first opened the doors to Elite Physical Therapy!
I can remember the summer after my 16th birthday tearing my patella tendon leading to bad knee pain, ultimately limiting me from playing my last year of basketball for my high school. I remember being devastated. Basketball was my life at that time, and now I couldn’t play. Subsequently, I spent a lot of time that year receiving Physical Therapy. It was then that I realized I wanted to be a Physical Therapist—and own my own practice.
What a profound experience and insight! As an impressionable teenager looking around, I thought “I really like human science and love helping & being around people…I want to be a Physical Therapist!” Something literally lit up inside of me during that experience. As my wise Dad let me know at that time (that didn’t really hit me until much later in life): although one door closed with basketball, another opened with a passionate career path.
As it turns out too, although I liked my Physical Therapist, she couldn’t fix my problem and help me get back to playing basketball that year. It was also in that moment, that I knew that someday I wanted to open my own place so that it would help people. I wanted to surround myself with amazingly talented and caring people who wanted to commit to a standard of excellence. I wanted to be part of something that helps people not only fix their problems, but also improves their lives.
I always tell my wife, three daughters, and parents that opening and developing Elite Physical Therapy continues to be an amazing journey. I have learned so much and continue to find new ways to improve and develop who we are and what we do. I’m so grateful for our award-winning Elite Team, and the thousands of people that we have been able to help throughout the years. We share an inspiration and enthusiasm to keep making the difference in people’s health and lives. We want to help RI (and now MA too) become the #1 healthiest state in America too! ?
Thank you to everyone throughout the years for their trust, support, friendship, and believing in us. Thank you too to my business partner/fellow Physical Therapist Jason Harvey, and all of the awesome local Doctors, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and our entire Elite Team.
Keep moving and be healthy!
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