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"Movement is the medicine we need for healthy lifestyles!"

Cole Hirschhauser

PT, DPT
About

JOURNEY TO PT

Early in my academic studies, I became interested in a career within the field of healthcare. Fueled by inspiration in anatomy and physiologic sciences, I sought out observation hours with various healthcare professionals.  Choosing a specific career path was seemingly unclear until I observed a physical therapist. During this time, the physical therapist was open to teaching me the fundamentals of human anatomy and rehabilitation in the orthopedic clinic setting. I was amazed by how the patients quickly improved through the use of manual therapy and exercise. I was hooked! This amazement grew stronger during my time as a physical therapy technician as well as during Physical Therapy school. It is heart-warming to spend my days helping others and being a component of their rehabilitation!

GUIDED BY THE PATIENT

The field of physical therapy is an ever-growing profession with continuous, new research published every day. Having conducted multiple research studies with my PT school classmates, I gained an appreciation for the innovation, architecture, and discovery of knowledge each study provides in order to help improve the quality of evidence-based treatment. I aspire to further develop my knowledge and experience through post-professional education and keep up-to-date with current research. An imperative part of being a physical therapist is to provide the best individualized, patient-centered care to each patient.

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

An important aspect of PT school, which molded me, was having the opportunity to perform community service. I had the privilege of working with organizations such as Work Out Help Out, Habitat for Humanity, Haven For Hope, and Alpha Home. In addition, I enjoy giving back to my hometown through church and community picnics whom of which helped support me to achieve my goals of supporting my community. I plan to continue to give my service and support of health and well-being to those in need and all members of the community.

Credentials

LICENSURE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY: Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
BS: Bachelor of Science in Exercise Sports Science, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
DPT: Doctor of Physical Therapy, UT Health San Antonio, TX
MEMBERSHIP: American Physical Therapy Association, Texas Physical Therapy Association