“I feel pretty lucky to be connected to the community by assisting patients and then seeing them around town.”
Ginny works collaboratively with the treating physical therapists to provide the best course of treatment to patients. Her expertise is in assisting with manual therapy treatments, and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization. She is highly skilled at guiding patients through functional exercises for ease in their treatment and daily life.
Like many in her profession, Ginny was first a patient. Understanding the physical therapy process allows her to ease patients’ minds while providing them with exercises and tools to lessen their pain and assist them on their road to recovery. The intricate puzzle pieces of a patient’s pathology are considered with great skill and a helping hand in Ginny’s care.
Ginny is proactive about her involvement in the Bainbridge community. Being from the island, she appreciates the small town community. She enjoys climbing at the rock gym with other women and can often be found with her dog at Battle Point Park.
Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) are educated and licensed clinicians who work under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist (PT). PTAs must complete rigorous academic and clinical education associate degree programs, pass a national licensure examination, and be licensed by the state of Washington.
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
Physical Therapy Assistant
Lane Community College – Eugene, Oregon
Bachelor of Art
Seattle Pacific University – Seattle, Washington