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Featured Employee: Maggie Masiak, DPT, Gorham

Where are you from? I was born in Chicago, Illinois but grew up in Sarasota, Florida for the majority of my life until I moved up to Maine to attend physical therapy school at the University of New England. What schooling/training do you have? I attended University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida and received my bachelor degree in health education. I then attended University of New

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England and received my doctorate in Physical Therapy. How long have you been with Back in Motion ® ? I have been at Back in Motion since July 2016. What is your best work story?

One of my best work stories was when I was treating this lovely lady that had not been able to walk normally for over ten years. She was unable to step first with her heel and consequently it was giving her frequent low back pain. After working with this patient for a few weeks and her constant determination to do her exercises and attend PT, she came in one day with such a huge smile because she realized that without thinking she started walking with her heels actually touching the ground. The first time in over ten years. We were out in the gym when this occurred and patients around me were happy for my patient and congratulating her. It was an awesome and unexpected moment. What are your hobbies? My hobbies include yoga, running, dancing, brewing beer, rock climbing, reading, and cooking. Oh, and don’t let me forget playing with my two pups  What is one interesting fact about you that most people don’t know? An interesting fact about me is that I speak Polish and I love to travel. To add to that, I love and collect maps and books about the world. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In ten years I see myself attaining my Manual Therapy Certification, possibly becoming a yoga instructor on the weekends and being an adjunct professor in a physical therapy program part-time whilst still keeping my outpatient orthopedic full time job.

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