PHC Recognizes 2 Staff PT’s as “Outstanding Physical Therapist of the Year”
They improve health and restore mobility and quality of life of the patients they serve. They are physical therapists. With the graying of the shore and the trend toward increased health insurance coverage nationwide, the demand for physical therapists will continue to grow.
“We are always looking for qualified physical therapists to join our team,” said Jennifer Kline, Maryland Branch Director for Peninsula Home Care. “One of our main objectives in the home is to help patients gain back their independence. Physical therapy and the Otago exercise program we rolled out this year helps in the recovery of our patients so they get stronger and can get back on their feet and back to their life.”
Every year, Physical Therapy month falls in October and focuses on the impact that physical therapy has on individual lives. PT’s play a major role in helping people with long-term conditions achieve their goals, fulfil their potential and experience a better quality of life. The individuals who seek and need PT services range from babies to seniors, from people with disabilities to high performing athletes.
Excellence at work in Salisbury and Ocean Pines
On World Physical Therapy Day, Peninsula Home Care is recognizing two staff PT’s as “Outstanding Physical Therapist of the Year.” Each winner was nominated internally by other staff members and all nominations were voted on by a team of PHC leaders.
The following Peninsula Home Care PT’s were selected as “Outstanding Physical Therapist of the Year.”
Angela Schuler – Ocean Pines Branch
Angela has been a physical therapist (PT) for 14 years and has worked at Peninsula Home Care (PHC) since November of 2013. She loves that her role in home care allows her to participate in one-on-one care with patients in their home environments. Angela completes evaluations, sets goals, and devises treatment plans to increase patient’s functional mobility to a safe status.
Before coming to PHC, Angela worked in acute rehab, sub-acute rehab, orthopedics, and home care. She earned her Master’s degree in physical therapy and an Associate’s degree in physical therapy assistance.
Here’s what her team members had to say about her:
“Angela always goes above and beyond for her patients in helping them achieve their goals, maybe that’s why so many say that they “love Angela.” She is kind, compassionate and a team player.”
Mayank Gupta – Salisbury Branch
Mayank Gupta has been a physical therapist at Peninsula Home Care (PHC) since 2013. He provides clinically significant rehabilitation services to patients with a professional code of conduct. His favorite part of the job is being able to work in a patient’s home environment and developing a personal connection with them and their families. He also enjoys working with patients through their challenges.
Before coming to PHC, Mayank worked in hospitals, outpatient and home health settings. He has also worked with patients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics, in a neurological rehab department. He earned his Master’s degree in physiotherapy (neurology) and his Bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy.
Peninsula Home Care staff who nominated Mayank as “Outstanding Physical Therapist of the Year” had this to say about him:
“His patients always say how kind and respectful he is and how he helps them tremendously.
His collaboration is very insightful and he is very patient therapist. You can tell he loves his work and his patients. He’s always a supportive team member who is willing to help others and offer new ideas from the seminars and trainings he attends.”
About Peninsula Home Care
Providing care for more than 30 years, Peninsula Home Care, in Salisbury and Ocean Pines/Berlin, Maryland, ensures that all patients are involved in their plan of care and strives to give them every opportunity to maintain their independence in the home. The agency has served more than 39,000 patients on Delmarva and was designated as a Peninsula Regional Medical Center preferred home care provider in 2017. For more information, visit www.peninsulahomecare.com.