Stella H. In
Why I am a Physical/Occupational Therapist: I was exposed to physical therapy for the first time when I began taking my grandmother to her physical therapy appointments after hip replacement surgery. I was amazed that there was a profession that was focused on treating patients based on the knowledge of how the human body functioned without resorting to surgery or pharmaceuticals. I feel that sharing that knowledge with patients so they are able to actively manage their own rehabilitation is an important aspect of improving quality of life. Having had negative health care experiences, I did not want my patients to feel that they were passive consumers being told what to do, but active participants in their own health management.
Continuing Education Commitment: I am interested in continuing to improve my knowledge of human anatomy and physiology and how the organ systems interact with and influence the musculoskeletal system, so I am currently working my way through the Barral Institute’s Visceral Manipulation coursework.
Personal Interests: I am an avid reader of sci-fi/fantasy books. I also enjoy traveling, camping, eating good food, trying new restaurants, and drinking good wine.
Mount St. Mary’s College (Los Angeles, CA), Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2012 –
University of California at Los Angeles, Bachelors in Mathematics/Economics, 1998