By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS
Dr. Stacey Woodward, PT, CMPT joined our clinic in April 2018 and we have been so happy to have her join our team! I recently had the chance to ask her a few more questions about herself and find out more about her background and skills that she brings to Tomsic PT:
What brought you to Durango?
I grew up in the south/mid-west and wanted to settle down in city that let me enjoy all the outdoor activities I love as well as a good career. We (my fiancé and I) had some friend connections in Durango and decided to take the leap and move out west to find a home.
How long have you been a PT and what areas have you worked in?
I graduated from St. Louis University physical therapy school in 2010. I started out splitting a job in acute care and outpatient orthopedics prior to transitioning into a full time outpatient orthopedic clinic. While in St. Louis, I spent several months working at my company’s Endurance clinic treating runners. I practiced in home health for a year and a half when we moved to Durango before starting with Tomsic in April of 2018.
What do you feel you will bring to the practice?
I’ve completed advanced training in manual therapy as well as have a passion for treating athletes to get them back to the active lifestyle they love.
What do you hope to gain from working at Tomsic PT?
Tomsic has several well trained and talented clinicians and I hope to further my manual therapy skills from my co-workers.
When not at work, where are folks most likely to run into you around town?
I love the outdoors and enjoy Durango’s beauty by running or biking the trails. In the winter I’m on the mountain most weekends skiing. I spend my mornings before work at Crossfit to balance my outdoor activities with cross training to stay healthy and injury free. I also love a good meal and brew at some of my favorite restaurants/breweries; Animas Brewery, El Moro or Fired Up Pizza.
What is one fun fact about you that nobody would know?
I was born in Vancouver, Canada. My family moved the the states (Arkansas) when I was six years old. I’m a naturalized American citizen.
Make sure to say “HI!” to Stacey when you see her in the clinic or around town!