Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy in Arizona approaches patient recovery with hands-on treatment and cutting edge techniques. Each of our passionate, dedicated, and talented physical therapists contributes to our continued success. Every month, we highlight an individual therapist’s exceptional contributions to the Foothills Sports Medicine community; this month we spoke with Lynsey Schmidt, our Physical Therapist (PT) of the month.
Though she grew up in Minnesota and received her PT training at The University of North Dakota, after 16 years in the state, Lynsey can call herself a certified Arizonian. Initially attracted to Foothills’ philosophy of hands-on treatment and individualized care, Lynsey has been a part of the Foothills Sports Medicine family for six years, getting to know each of her patients and helping them return to their favorite activities.
The time she spends with the Foothills Sports Medicine community, patients, and staff is Lynsey’s favorite part of her job. She spends most of her days meeting and speaking with patients and interacting with the other staff members at the South Chandler location. She loves that no two days are alike and the job requires you to think on your feet, as much as you are on them.
Lynsey always knew she wanted to be in the medical field. Having grown up playing tennis, basketball, and golf, she wanted a career she could marry to her passion for athletics and exercise as well as her love of people. She found just that with physical therapy in Arizona, excelling in her position and being promoted to co-director of her facility in South Chandler. In the new position, she gets to work on staff development and promoting the Foothills Sports Medicine culture from within the company. Her goal is to excel in this position and eventually become director of a Foothills Sports Medicine facility.
When she’s not helping her patients or doing the administrative tasks, which she calls a “necessary evil,” you can find her at home or on the go with her husband and two children, taking them to karate, football, or dance practice. Whenever she can find the time she practices yoga, her favorite way to stay fit and sane among her busy schedule.
To future PT’s she says, “Go for it!” Her best advice is to jump in and learn as much as you can, as soon as you can. Don’t be afraid to ask about shadowing programs or getting experience in as many areas of the industry as possible. She promises the hard work and long hours are worth it when you see the changes you’ve made in your patients’ lives.
If you’re looking for a physical therapist that will get to know you, and your condition, head to your nearest Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy clinic! To schedule an appointment with one of our PT’s, like Lynsey, fill out our appointment request form.