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Veronica Der-Ghazarian, PTA

Education/Certifications:
2017, Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy, Macomb Community College
2017, Associate of General Studies, Macomb Community College
2013, Associate of Arts, Macomb Community College

Areas of Interest/Passions:
Post Surgical Rehab (especially lower extremity)
Sports Injury
General Orthopedics
Neuromuscular/Parkinson’s Rehab

Memberships/Licensures:
APTA Member
Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Licensure

Biography:
I made an unexpected entrance into the world of physical therapy when I tore my ACL as a 16 year old playing in a soccer tournament. I soon had re-constructive surgery and began a six month journey relearning to walk, rebuilding muscle strength, and getting back my previous abilities. The months I spent in physical therapy not only got me back on track but even helped to correct and strengthen other areas of weakness that I was unaware were affecting my overall function. Not long after I finished with therapy as a patient, I was given the opportunity to work as a technician at the same clinic. It was here that I first experienced the other side of therapy: that from the clinician’s point of view. I witnessed countless patients coming into therapy upset, confused, and in pain and then leaving feeling better and relieved thanks to the dedicated work and care of Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants.

As the oldest of nine kids, I’ve grown up helping others and I get great satisfaction doing so. I recall during clinicals I would get so happy when I could find a way to help someone do something they physically couldn’t do before. Through the knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology (human movement) that I gained during my PTA program, I developed important skills to help me understand and implement the solutions needed to relieve people’s pain. I’m very excited to put my love for helping others, combined with the knowledge I have gained (and continue to add to), into service with HealthQuest.

As a PTA, I was looking to work for an outpatient physical therapy company that truly cared both for its patients and its employees. I’m happy to have found that HealthQuest does just this. I was also eager to work for HealthQuest because I was especially impressed by their wide variety of specialty treatments and rehab opportunities. So, I was thrilled to make it on the team and look forward to a bright future with HealthQuest Physical Therapy!