Jessica Danko, PTA

Danko

Education/Certifications:
2012 Macomb Community College, Associates of Applied Science Physical Therapist Assistant

Areas of Interest/Specialties:
General Orthopedics
Spine and Extremity Care
Pre/Post Surgical Rehab
Muscle Energy Technique

Memberships/Licensure:
APTA member
Licensed PTA State of Michigan

Biography:
When I graduated high school, I knew I wanted to work with people and help them.  I originally went to school for law enforcement to “Serve and Protect”.  Soon after I graduated, my Mom was involved in a bad car accident leaving her unable to walk.  I felt helpless and I knew I needed to learn more so I could help her and others.  While caring for her and seeing her struggle, I looked into a career in healthcare. I decided to look into physical therapy to see what it was all about.  The first outpatient clinic I visited was the HealthQuest in Rochester. I loved seeing the therapists compassion and listening to the success stories of their patients. It was then that I knew I needed to pursue this as my career.

I was fortunate enough to make it into the competitive PTA program at Macomb.  My professors and clinical instructors gave me great direction.  After graduation I worked a few years at another outpatient orthopedic clinic until an opportunity brought me to HealthQuest.  I am so excited to be a part of this team, a place I had hoped to return to since first visiting in 2009!  I plan to further my education and my career with HealthQuest. I love being able to see people get better and return to what they like to do.