Erin Drozd Winfrey

/Erin Drozd Winfrey
Erin Drozd Winfrey
"I love my job, helping people get back to living life!"

Erin Drozd Winfrey



While many physical therapists gain interest in our profession when they were a patient themselves, the opposite is true for me. In high school I injured my ankle playing sports but never received physical therapy. It wasn’t until after I experienced continuous injuries with the same ankle that I learned that receiving physical therapy treatment would have prevented all of the reinjuries. Not knowing much about the field of physical therapy, I decided to observe a physical therapist. During my observation time, I found my interest in this great profession increasing and began working in an orthopedic outpatient clinic as a physical therapy technician.

During my years as a technician, I solidified my decision to become a physical therapist. I could not wait to wake up and go to work everyday and that excitement continued throughout my graduate studies. While I have experienced working in many different areas of this profession, I always maintained an interest for sports and orthopedics. My dream of spending my days helping others has finally come true, and I have returned to what I feel like is home in the orthopedic outpatient setting!


This profession is constantly growing with evidence-based interventions being discovered everyday. Having performed a research study myself with fellow classmates, I found a new appreciation for research and the ways in which it can impact patient care. Although I was in college for 10 years, I know that my learning has only just begun! Furthering my knowledge and education throughout my career is a top priority because I owe it to my patients to provide the best evidenced-based care possible.


During my graduate studies I always tried to make it a point to take the time to give back to this great community. I have had the privilege of working with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and the Down Syndrome Association of South Texas. In addition I have had the opportunity to volunteer at several 5K and a half marathon running events such as Susan G. Komen Foundation 5K and the Rock n’ Roll Marathon. I plan to continue my service and support of the health and well-being of this amazing community.


Licensure in Physical Therapy: Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
DPT: Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX
BHA: Bachelor of Healthcare Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

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