Meet the Therapist: Mason Riegel, PT
1. What drew you to be a physical therapist?
My original goal was to become a physical therapist for a college or professional sports team. Once I completed PT school I realized that I enjoyed working will all types of people (not just athletes), so I decided to work in an outpatient orthopedic clinic, which is perfect for me!
2. What are some of your favorite populations to work with or diagnoses to treat, and why?
I really enjoy all types of patients, but my favorite is working with athletes, regardless of the diagnosis. If I had to choose a favorite diagnosis to treat, I would say any type of shoulder diagnosis.
3. What does the Functional Movement Systems (FMS) program do for athletes?
Our FMS Performance Training Program is a sport specific workout that helps improve athletic performance and reduce the risk of injury by identifying an athlete's potential problem areas (through the FMS screen) and implementing workouts to address their specific deficits.
4. What are some of your favorite things to do outside of work?
I love to golf, and I enjoy home improvement projects.
Steve Bartz, PT