Employee Spotlight – Amanda Burkhardt

by | Oct 19, 2023 | Peoria, Physical Therapy | 0 comments

Interview with Amanda

Tell us about yourself

I have been a Pediatric PT for 18 years and absolutely love what I do. Helping children reach their greatest potential brings me joy. Moving into a leadership role over the last several years to help therapists grow in their own field has been meaningful and especially rewarding to me.

Why did you become a Physical Therapist?

I originally became a PT to help others. I watched my sister go through PT when we were young and from then on I knew it was what I wanted to do!

Why do you think your coworkers nominated you for being genuine?

I think my coworkers may have nominated me for being genuine because I truly care. I try to listen as much as I can and really try to understand what they are experiencing. I try to be honest and compassionate, at the same time.

What do you love most about working with TEAM 4 Kids?

What I love most about working at TEAM 4 Kids is the amazing people I get to work with. I have learned so much and grown exponentially over the past 10 years. I can honestly say I am a better person from the individuals I get to work alongside at T4K.

If you could have one wish come true, what would it be?

If I could have one wish come true it would be for everyone to be thankful for what they have. Life is so short and can change in the blink of an eye. No matter how hard things are, there is always something to be thankful for!


Nominations for Amanda:

“Amanda is one of the most genuine people I know. She always looks at all sides of every problem and wants the best for all employees at T4K. Amanda really cares about others and their happiness.”

“Amanda has been an amazing help over here in Peoria. I feel like I can always go to her and she is easily approachable and there for you! She will give her undivided attention to what you may need and will help you find the best solution! Lucky to have her here :)”

“Every day Amanda practices what she preaches and has been an example of the type of kind, honest therapist and leader you want to work with.”

“She checks in with her coworkers and always listens to what they have to say. Even on tougher days, she is positive and kind.”

“Amanda is a great listener! She warms up every room she walks into and makes everyone feel welcomed.”