By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS
We are very excited to welcome a new physical therapist to our clinic, Dr. Ted Weber, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT. Ted comes to us from Eagle, Colorado with a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion for our profession. You can read more about his background on his bio page. I recently had the chance to pick Ted’s brain about all things Durango and PT.
What drew you to Durango?
I’ve loved this town and this area since I was a little boy. Some of my earliest memories included driving down highway 550 and being captivated by the amazing views and precipitous drops. When the opportunity to work for with the phenomenal therapists at Tomsic PT became available, it was as if two dreams came true at the same time.
What do you hope your experience can bring to the Tomsic PT team?
One of my greatest joys is to help people achieve goals that are meaningful to them. The reason I love working with lower extremity injuries is the complex and multifactorial nature of running and endurance sport injuries and the joy my patients find when they are able to get back to their chosen activity. Similarly, I was drawn to complex head/neck injuries by the challenge of sorting through numerous drivers of the condition and the dramatic improvements I could make on my patients’ lives.
What is your baseline philosophy regarding rehabilitation?
Although I feel that the latest research and evidence can contribute greatly to improving outcomes, I recognize that every patient–their unique presentation, history and goals–demands individualized care. Similarly, I strive to learn something from every patient that I can use to continually grow and improve my care.
When not in the clinic, where are you most likely to be run into?
I love to spend time in the outdoors, on my road or mountain bike or exploring on foot. I am a dedicated yogi and love listening to live music.
Make sure you say hi to Ted the next time you are in the clinic or if you see him around town!