Jenelyn DeDios, Physical Therapy Aide
What is the essence of what you do?
As a physical therapy aide it is my duty to serve as extra eyes and ears of the therapist. We help and observe patients with exercises given to them by the therapist, and the aide will be there to help them through it. I will assist the patients if they are having trouble performing the exercise and monitor patients who are waiting and leaving for smooth clinical operation.
What are some of your personal interest outside of work?
In high school I started swimming, and as years went on, swimming has become a part of my life. Outside of work I still like to swim whenever I have free time, because it also serves as my workout.
What are some of the things you believe in? It can be a favorite quote or words of wisdom, etc.— something that identifies you.
A quote that always inspires me is “Believe you can and you’re half way there” by Theodore Roosevelt. I go by this quote because I believe if you’re thinking negative about something that you didn’t even make an attempt for, there wouldn’t be any will in you to do it.
What do you like most about working for this organization?
I like and appreciate the welcoming vibe you get when walking in through the door, and also how it’s important for the co-workers to get along. Having co-workers get along with no tension just makes it more of a place full of positivity.
What do you like most about caring for patients?
The bond that is created between the patient and I is what I like most. You’ll see the patients progress from not being able to do one thing and as you’re assisting them with their therapeutic exercises you’ll see in time they will be able to do it. It feels rewarding because at one point you were there to help them.
Why did you choose to become a physical therapy aide?
I chose to become a physical therapy aide because I know I’m more into caring and helping people physically. I like moving around and also since I am very organized and clean, I always tend to clean and put things in their proper place if I see it’s making the place look like it’s a mess.
What do you think your patients like about you?
I think patients appreciate the positivity I have, and how I always motivate. It could be little progress or big progress but I make sure to always address their progress to them that’s important.
What do you think the patients like the most about the organization?
From my perspective, I think patients appreciate the quality they are getting from physical therapy with us. For some, physical therapy could mean letting out money, and they are willing to do it because the organization will accommodate them in a way that won’t be so heavy for them. Little gestures like that matter because we are an organization to help people get better so showing compassion for others that may be going through some hardships is always a plus.