Interview with Alyssa
Tell us about yourself
I’m married with one kiddo and two dogs! I was born in Arizona but have moved around quite a bit due to the Army!
Why did you become a Physical Therapy Assistant?
I became a PTA because I went through my own physical therapy journey and wanted to help people like they helped me!
Why do you think your coworkers nominated you for having a Can-Do Attitude?
I try really hard to be open and available to anyone that needs my help, so that might be why I was nominated!
What do you love most about working with TEAM 4 Kids?
I love my coworkers the most about working for Team 4 Kids! We have a fun atmosphere that’s supportive and creative, I can always ask for help with treatment ideas or other advice!
If you could have 1 wish come true, what would it be?
I would live in Disneyland!
Nominations for Alyssa:
“I co-treat a lot with Alyssa and she is always willing to try new treatment ideas and is always excited and positive even if the treatment ideas don’t work out, she is also quick to think on her feet when something doesn’t work out or is great at communicating with co-workers to find and try new ideas! Alyssa also always shows up with a positive attitude and is quick to welcome new employees or help when needed.”
“With all the kids that we co-treat together she is always motivated to try new treatment ideas and is all on board with exploring new ideas. She has been determined to help a child overcome behaviors in order to be successful with walking. She often does research and stays up to date on CDC guidelines in order to offer the best plan of care with her clients. She also is a new mama, who cares for her child and still works full time like a rockstar!”
“Alyssa is always willing to help out in other departments. When she has free time she will ask what she can do to help. She doesn’t hesitate to learn something new!”
“Always positive and available to help and teach teammates.”
“Alyssa takes on very challenging kids with no complaints, is creative, and tries every strategy she has in her toolbox rather than giving up. She is always willing to help others and seems to be motivated by challenges!”
“Alyssa is always up for a challenge, takes on difficult cases with a curious outlook, and is positive in the workplace. She is always willing to help out another therapist or take a look and give advice for a difficult kid.”
“Alyssa steps in to take any client on even last minute. She is even working on creating new classes to better teach parents of current patients and community clients to teach gross motor milestones. Alyssa is always willing to answer questions, help with a client, and mentor anyone in need.”