Yvan Delen, Physical Therapy Aide
What is the essence of what you do?
As a physical therapy aide, my job is to welcome, assist, and encourage patients during exercises. I help the therapists introduce patients to their programs and make sure everything is done correctly and safely. I also make sure the clinic is organized and prepare the treatment rooms to assure that everything is running smoothly.
What are some of your personal interest outside of work?
During my leisure time I enjoy modeling and photography. I love playing sports, exploring places I’ve never been to with my friends, and trying different food. Also, listening to and creating music has always been a hobby of mine.
What are some of the things you believe in? It can be a favorite quote or words of wisdom, etc.— something that identifies you.
The motto that I always stood by was to always follow your own compass and find your own path because no one will ever see the world through your eyes. This idea always reminds me that we only live once and that you have to chase your dreams no matter what other people have to say. I am one to take risks and think outside the box even when people doubt me which is why this quote identifies me.
What do you like most about working for this organization?
My favorite part about being part of the Restore Plus Team is that once you enter the clinic you automatically feel positive and uplifting vibrations whether it is from the patients or the staff. Everybody pushes each other to be the best version of themselves and that drives me to do my best every time I walk through the clinics doors.
What do you like most about caring for patients?
Being able to be part of a patient’s healing process is the most valuable part of my job. I love seeing the smile on their faces when they accomplish goals and overcome obstacles that seemed impossible to them when they first walked through our doors. I learn from our patients just as much as they learn from me and the bond created between us is priceless.
Why did you choose to become a physical therapy aide?
I chose the route of becoming a physical therapy aide because I love meeting new people and making a positive impact on their lives. I want to spread encouragement and hope as far as I can and help others restore their daily life by eliminating the their limitations so that they can live their life to the fullest.
What do you think your patients like about you?
In my opinion, I believe that the patients enjoy my genuine warmth and words of encouragement. No matter what the situation is, I always see the brighter side of things and do my best to make sure that the patients have a smile on their face meanwhile working hard to achieve their physical therapy goals.
What do you think the patients like the most about the organization?
From what I have been told by our patients, the hospitality and kindness of the clinics staff is what encourages them to keep coming back and working hard. The Restore Plus Team is one of a kind and each individual contributes in making sure the patients have the best experience possible during their stay. Teamwork makes the dream work and our patients definitely notice that.