Meeting your goals.
Susan Priem is a physical therapist specializing in aging adults. Patients work with her to maintain high levels of strength and mobility as they grow older. Her goal as a geriatric physical therapist is to help patients identify and meet their own goals. "Each patient I work with is here for a reason," said Susan. By building strong relationships with her patients, she brings those reasons to the surface and addresses them as part of the therapy process. "It's also really important to take time to hear what patients aren't saying," she said. Being a healthcare professional is about "meeting the patient where they are" and joining them on their journey to greater independence and improved health. "Seeing patients smile and physically improve is so amazing."