Therapydia Tanasbourne physical therapist Kimberly Mineo, DPT, takes some time to talk about starting off as a physical therapy aide, the importance of keeping active, and relaxing with her kiddo.
“The long way is the short way in the long run.”
When did you know that you wanted to be a physical therapist?
After working as an aide at a beautiful clinic in Incline Village, NV – Lake Tahoe! I saw that I’d be able to take my passion for helping others become and stay active, to the next level.
What surprised you the most about the physical therapy profession?
We all really get along well together…wherever we are.
How do you like to stay active?
Running, cycling, hiking, Pilates, strength training, swimming, anything active in the ocean or the mountains is my fave!
What is the biggest challenge involved in being a PT?
Accepting that we don’t always know why injuries happen and being patient with how long they sometimes take to recover from.
What’s your favorite song to get you motivated?
“Take on Me” by A-ha. When this pops on when I’m out running, there’s always a kick in my pace!
Are you currently pursuing any further education or certifications?
Manual Certification with NAIOMT (North American Institute of Manual Therapy).
What’s your go-to breakfast?
Scrambled eggs, avocado toast and berries…and of course, coffee!
What do you wish everyone knew about PT?
That physical therapists do treat the spine.
In your opinion, what is the most important personality trait that a PT must have?
Being a patient, people-person.
What do you do to de-stress/unwind?
Cook a nice meal with a glass of wine, go for a run, sit down with a magazine that I don’t get to read too often like Magnolia or Sunset.
Finish this sentence: On Saturday mornings, you can usually find me…
Relaxing with my kiddo and cup of coffee before getting ready to head out on an adventure.
What is your favorite piece of wellness advice?
“The long way is the short way in the long run…find a way to enjoy being active, take the time to make it a consistent part of your life and enjoy the multitude of benefits.”
Learn more about Kimberly and the other Therapydia Tanasbourne physical therapists.