We are so excited to announce our PTA (Physical Therapy Assistant) Haley completed her 2000 required hours of direct supervision! PTAs must have at least 2,000 hours of experience working under on-site supervision in order to work under general supervision. Join us in congratulating her on this huge milestone in her career! Haley is a vital member of our Milemarkers family and we are proud to have her on our team!
Get to know Haley;
Why did you choose physical therapy as your career choice?
I chose Physical Therapy because I love helping people to achieve their highest potential and showing people that they are capable of more than they may believe. It is amazing seeing people reach a goal that they didn’t think was possible, you don’t often see that kind of happiness of sense of achievement many other places.
What do you love about working with kids?
Kids are often very optimistic and adaptable to anything that comes at them in life. I love that working with kids lets me bring out a silly and creative side to myself.
Where did you grow up and what brought you to Lake Havasu?
I grew up in Butte, Montana. I moved out to Lake Havasu City after high school where I attended ASU Lake Havasu’s Psychology Program. While I was in my last year at ASU, I got the opportunity to start working on observation hours at Milemarkers. I was interested in both OT and PT, but soon found myself applying to the PTA program at MCC. It was by chance that I ended up back and Milemarkers working as a therapist, since it was where PT first caught my eye.
Who inspires you?
My family has always inspired me to work hard and supported me in anything I’ve ever wanted to do. The work ethic I have today is a reflection of how my parents have worked throughout their lives.
When you aren’t at Milemarkers, what are some of your favorite things to do?
I don’t get to do my hobbies as often as I would like, but I grew up snowboarding and rock climbing. I like the physical activities that also have a mental component to them as well. Rock climbing is great for that because you have to plan out your next move. Some of my other favorite things to do are spending time with my dog and family.
Do you have any pets?
Yes, I have a really sweet mixed breed dog that I adopted from the Western Arizona Humane Society. I got him when he was only a month and a half old and he has been with me ever since.
Do you have any New Year resolutions for 2022?
My new years resolution is to take more time for self-care and spend more time with my family.