Consistency is a key element in physical therapy. Regular appointments. Doing “homework.” Continuous, open communication between practitioner and patient during treatment.
It’s almost intuitive for PTs–but they’re highly trained to stay consistent in the therapeutic process. They know from experience that a steadfast program will achieve great outcomes for patients.
And when you ask Melissa Schaub what made her want to become a practitioner, her answer is consistent with her Orthology teammates: “To help people get back to doing what they love.”
Melissa remembers well what it was like after a traumatic injury. A runner, she experienced first-hand how it took a team to get her back to full function. She knows that compassion is fundamental in that process. Genuine empathy and encouragement will help get someone in pain to strive harder; they feel that active support as they work to recover from injury. As Melissa tells her patients, the best advice she can give is “try to do a little more today than you did yesterday.”
Dedicated to a healthy lifestyle, she’s a fan of the Think Dirty app. It’s not what you think! The app is the easiest way to “shop clean.” You can scan product barcodes to see if there are the potentially toxic ingredients in cosmetics and personal care items.
When she’s not pursuing her passion as a caregiver, Melissa loves spending as much time as possible with her family, camping and traveling.
One last thing about this terrific new caregiver at Orthology. When you ask her to name her favorite athlete, she quickly cites Derek Jeter. The great Yankee captain had a remarkable career. He was a winner. He worked hard. He gave his best. Above all, he was a model of consistency.