Highlighting Natalia Glenn, Physical Therapist Par Excellence
The progress we witness in the White Glove Early Intervention Program is undoubtedly credited to our wonderful team of Physical Therapists who work their magic at the hearts of the children they work with. If you wonder what it’s like to be a White Glove Early Intervention Physical therapist, read on hearing more directly from Natalia, who’s got her unique methods to get every child and their parents completely involved by teaching them how to fish instead of just fishing. Wonder what we mean? Just continue reading..
About Me, personally: I am a mom to two amazing boys ages thirteen and sixteen. We used to live in NYC but recently moved to a beautiful place in Connecticut. We love spending time together, especially doing running activities outside in the lap of nature. Can’t wait for summer to come around so that we can really get the fresh energy going!
About me, professionally: I have been a Physical Therapist for more than twenty years, tapping into physical therapy in every venue. I feel this made me very well rounded to understand every aspect of physical therapy and to completely understand the mechanisms of those therapies. I have worked in outpatient settings, homecare, independent living, pediatric groups, last but really first, Early Intervention!
You won’t believe this: In the years preceding my career as a Physical Therapist, I was a professional ballet dancer! I know it is weird how one person can go in those two diverse directions. But I am glad I am where I am now!
What I love about being an Early Intervention Therapist with White Glove:
There is something in it about starting out with young babies of a few months old then helping them reach their milestones and watching them grow. Building relationships with families and helping them stay knowledgeable is something I find amazing. When the children age out, it is hard to say goodbye though it is so rewarding to see where they have come!
What I feel is most crucial as an Early Intervention therapist:
Contrary to homecare or other venues in therapy, Early Intervention is not only about the actual time we spend with the patient. One, two or even three thirty-minute sessions are not going to bring the dramatic improvement we want to see. To help the children reach milestones, a huge part of it is to educate the parents, answer their questions about body mechanics and explain how they can help throughout the week in the times we are not there. I find that most parents are motivated to be involved to further the success of the therapies.
Want to make this kind of difference, while being your own boss, with a flexible schedule, weekly pay and too many benefits to count?