Role Of The Physical Therapy Assistant
The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) is a valuable member of the OSI Physical Therapy team who works collaboratively with the physical therapist in the treatment of their patients. Under the direction of the PT the PTA provides treatment techniques to reduce pain, promote healing, as well as providing exercise instruction and education to restore function and promote future prevention.for a healthier and more active life.
Lets meet Jody Kramer a PTA at our High Pointe location in Lake Elmo.
Hi, my name is Jody. I grew up in Stillwater and am a graduate of Stillwater HS. I lived in Woodbury for 17 years and currently reside in Cottage Grove. I have an 18 year old son Ian, who is a freshman at the College of St Scholastica. I was active in the Woodbury Youth Lacrosse Program and an active member of Woodbury HS Band Booster club. I enjoy Yoga, weight training, walks with my Lab Bo, spending time with my fiancé Mike taking trips to Hayward an Duluth to hike, fish and snowmobile and Skyping with my son.
I have been a Physical Therapist Assistant for 20 years and have have worked 19 of those years for OSI. I have experience in many areas including head to toe Orthopedic injuries, sports related injuries, TMD and Occupational Health. I make an effort to really get to know the patients I work with, finding out about their individual interests and goals so that I can better help them achieve those goals. I am passionate about staying in active in any way you can and I love sharing in the joy of helping my patients get back to the things they enjoy most. – Jody