Erlanger Outpatient Therapy
Katie Browne has always been a people person. With seven years of physical therapy under her belt, she has found the career path that is right for her and allows her to connect with patients on both a personal and professional level. Not only does Browne enjoy forming relationships with those she serves; she also views it as one of her main strengths. “I think my strong suit is my communication and people skills,” says Browne. “I have grown to learn that people appreciate honesty and integrity in all interactions.” In addition to forming and strengthening connections on a daily basis, Browne also enjoys helping patients become pain free and regain functional ability that they may have lost during an injury.
The Sage Colleges – Troy, New York
2020 ‘Three Best Rated’ Award Winner for Physical Therapy in Chattanooga
1. What does your day-to-day look like?
We primarily help people with orthopaedic injuries return to their daily function. We first establish the appropriate plan of action and then continue with exercises that are specific to their injury. We meet with patients several times a week to progress through strengthening, stretching, and any hands-on techniques that will benefit them.
2. What do you love most about your profession?
It’s very rewarding to work with people with physical injuries and help them achieve their goals. I also love that I get to interact with them on a more personal level. I have met wonderful people and made many friendships along the way.
3. What is your best advice for patients?
Communicate as much as you can to your physical therapist. This will help us determine the most effective treatment plan. It’s also important to be compliant with the exercises prescribed in order to return to full function as quickly as possible.
4. What’s the key to making a great first impression?
Be personable, be professional, and be a good listener.
5. What is your philosophy when it comes to the care for your patients?
To instill in patients the need to help themselves. The more they are educated on their physical health, the better outcomes they will have, and their quality of life will improve.