Shane Palabasan, Physical Therapy Aide
What is the essence of what you do?
The essence of being a physical therapy aide is to give assistance to the patients for their optimal recovery. Aide duties include: safeguarding the patients performing their exercises, assisting the physical therapists for efficient treatment, maintenance of a clean and safe clinic, as well as clerical work. As a physical therapist aide, I believe that you are the patient’s support system not only physically, but holistically.
What are some of your personal interest outside of work?
Outside of work, I enjoy cultivating myself in the arts. I like going to art exhibitions, concerts, poetry readings, and comedy clubs. In addition, I am passionate about being physically active and enjoy doing hot vinyasa, Zumba, working out, hiking and snowboarding in the winter season. I am also a wanderlust being a Sagittarius, I crave for adventure and take the chance to travel whenever I can!
What are some of your favorite quotes?
One of my favorite poets wrote “Empower every human you love and empower yourself to do good. To be good.” I believe that everyone can make a difference in the world, and each has the capability to inspire others to do so.
What do you like most about working for this organization?
Restore Plus differs from other clinics in the way that they lead the treatments of their patients with compassion. As a team, we work together to provide excellent service for a safe recovery in order for patients to achieve optimal health.
What do you like most about working with patients?
In caring for patients, seeing how happy they are when they can accomplish things they were not able to do, makes me happy!
Why did you choose to become a physical therapy aide?
Being passionate in exercise science, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the field from Queens College. I decided to use this passion and turn it into a career being an aspiring physical therapist. To be able to make a significant impact in a person’s life doing what I love, I don’t see myself being anywhere else but here.
What do you think your patients like about me?
Many patients have told me that they love seeing my smile. It warms my heart that this small gesture can brighten up their day.
What do you think the patients like the most about the organization?
I believe many patients love the team as a whole. They give us continuous gratitude for the service we provide, and it makes me happy that we are able to make such a positive impact in their lives.