Casey Payne was always an athlete growing up. She realized early on that despite the joys sports can bring to your life, athletics can take a toll on your body. Then, when she had a sports injury, she discovered the most amazing thing: there were people that helped others recover from pain and loss of function. It inspired her, and she wanted to become one of those people.
It also pushed Casey in a more expansive direction: to not just help athletes restore function and enjoy long-term health and activity, but all kinds of people. This realization spurred her fascination with the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Indeed, like many of her fellow practitioners, Casey had not just found a career, she’d found her calling. It’s a passion that she pursues every day at Orthology.
But Casey herself says it best about her patients: “The feeling you get when you help them achieve their goals . . . you help people achieve what they thought or were told they couldn’t do, that’s an amazing feeling.” She has seen the results of educating patients, and strives to provide true compassion during treatment.
Originally from Texas, her can-do attitude isn’t surprising. Family and friends note that her number one characteristic is being “determined.” Earning her degree at the University of North Dakota, she still loves playing basketball, and enjoys weightlifting and cooking.