COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

“My team is super amazing, honestly. They become your support system and your family. Especially now, during a pandemic. Because you don’t get to see other people! You’re not seeing other friends. You’re barely seeing family. I’m talking to my family on Zoom, but it is not the same as being in person with people. I’m so grateful to work with people who I care about like family … you’re just in each other’s corners – it is such a special thing.”

“I’m also very inspired by my patients. I have been lucky enough to take part in some major recoveries. Right now, I am helping a person regain and maintain their strength and flexibility after a multiple organ transplant. And I’m helping another person who was in and out of comas get back to daily activities without needing help or fear of falling. I love seeing the progress people make and going on those journeys with them. Physical therapy can be hard on people. There are days when patients just don’t want to continue. When they overcome those moments, it’s truly inspiring.”

“I wanted to be a physical therapist because I love science and helping people. I love building relationships with my patients. Physical therapists spend a lot of time with patients relative to other members of the care team – as much as 45 minutes a couple of times a week. I get to learn about what matters to you, what your goals are, what your hobbies are. When I understand what motivates you – I can help you get back to what you love.”

“A difficult part about the COVID-19 pandemic is that you lose some level of connection with people when you can’t see half of their face. All of my patients are doing PT in masks. I never realized how much I relied on their facial expressions until now. It helps me see how they’re feeling during an exercise. Communication is even more important now that I can only their eyes. I’m proud of all of my patients for wearing a mask – they’re doing hard things and it isn’t always easy.”

- Megan Berezowitz, DPT, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation - Physical Therapist

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