Theresa Baker, PTA, Physical Therapy Assistant

theresaWhere did you go to school? Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan for BSEE. Lane Community College for Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

What is your hometown? East Detroit, Michigan

Tell us about your family! I’ve been married for 24 years to Rob who is an environmental health specialist. My daughter Kristen is graduating from CHS and pursuing a career as a surgical nurse. My son Nick is 21 and is completing pre-requisites for a career in diagnostic imaging. I also have extended family in Tillamook, California, and Michigan.

What are your favorite hobbies or activities? Barre3, hiking, biking, rafting, snorkeling, dancing, and roller skating. I also love gardening, piano, singing, and cooking

Why did you choose PT? Why do you like working at CSSPT? I used to be a manufacturing engineer; now I’m a movement engineer. It suits my personality in a better way because I would rather move than sit. I love to solve problems with people rather than problems with products or processes. I want to help others heal and provide support. I still get to troubleshoot, teach, and support people but now with movement instead of technology!

What are your favorite types of patients to treat or areas of interest?  I love helping people who are comfortable enough to partner with me to find success to meet their goals! I’m interested in all kinds of people that come into the clinic.

What is your favorite exercise? Barre3 and dancing by far and any type of strenuous gardening – I love findings ways to incorporate gardening and Barre exercises into my treatment plans.

What’s in your purse right now? All the necessities but more importantly – the purse itself – I love my Hobo purses – great leather!

What’s playing on your ipod? I love all kinds of music but especially Black Eyed Peas, Maroon 5, Lady Antebellum, Chris Brown. My Detroit list includes Kid Rock, Bob Seger, anything Motown and Anita Baker.

What’s your guilty pleasure TV show? Nashville and Grey’s Anatomy

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