Margaret A. (Meg) Jacobs
THE EARLY YEARS
In kindergarten, my dream was to be a nurse. As I became consumed with sports, my aspirations began to change. After suffering injuries while swimming and playing soccer in high school, I had my first experiences with Physical Therapy. The privilege of working as a physical therapist seemed like a fulfilling and gratifying career. As a Physical Therapist, I am able to work with athletes, and the general public, to help them quickly return to their normal activities in top form. I feel there is nothing more rewarding than helping people achieve their personal goals after an injury, whether returning to sports, work or everyday activities.
After practicing Physical Therapy for five years, I worked PRN (as needed) shifts part-time for 10 years while I raised three beautiful children. When I returned to regularly scheduled part-time work, I found that even though I had kept up my license and continuing education requirements, I had missed out on a lot of new Physical Therapy concepts. Momentum Physical Therapy has many highly qualified therapists and there is daily, ongoing teaching and weekly in-services. Each day, I learn new techniques and strategies which benefit all of my patients. It seems to come down to the same goal for all Physical Therapists: We strive to provide the highest level of quality care to our patients in a functional and timely manner.
SERVING THE COMMUNITY
Giving back to the community is an important part of any society. During my brief practice in Nebraska, I served as a mentor for other Physical Therapy students at The University of Nebraska Medical Center. I was actively involved in the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA), Nebraska Chapter as I assisted in setting up the state’s annual continuing education meetings and helped bring in well-known speakers. After moving to San Antonio in 1992, I became involved with a group of well known orthopedic surgeons and treated Spurs players, hockey players, WWE wrestlers, Sea World employees, and high school athletes. I have been a speaker at The University of Texas Health Sciences Center Annual Sports Symposium, spoken at Career Days events for elementary schools, and donated many hours of my time to the North East Youth Soccer Organization. In the future, I hope to become involved with preventative preseason training techniques for high school athletes to decrease the incidence of sports-related injuries with a primary focus on the female athlete.
Licensure in Physical Therapy: Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
BS: Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
MEMBER: APTA, UNMC Physical Therapy Alumni Association