taryn A. bader, PT, DPT
Doctorate of Physical Therapy: Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences: Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
Why did you choose this profession?
Becoming a physical therapist was a combination of a love for the human body; it's capabilities and intricacies, being someone who enjoys working with, and helping people, and not liking to sit still! As a young athlete I had two major surgeries, and attended physical therapy to return to sport; which is how I was initially introduced to the profession. Through my months of rehab I watched my physical therapist interact and help people, and simultaneously have an impact on their lives. I felt that would be an incredibly rewarding career so I pursued it, and it has certainly lived up to all my expectations.
What do you believe is your best quality as a practitioner?
I feel I am a strong communicator, and an even better listener. I enjoy learning about my patients' lives, and their goals for therapy so we can ensure the best results possible. Working together as a team; therapist and patient, we can strive to achieve the goals we set together on our first visit.
Interests and Hobbies?
Professionally: After the birth of my daughter I was excited to “get back in shape”, but quickly realized the limitations following an un-planned c-section left me with obstacles to overcome. Luckily, having a solid understanding of bio-mechanics, movement, and my personal history, I was able to reduce the size of my diastasis recti, and return to my “pre-baby body”. It was a few years later that I realized I was quite lucky - I have the knowledge to safely progress myself and help my body heal, that not every new mom does. And so I decided to further my education in the Women’s Health realm, specifically for the treatment of pregnant and post-partum women. I look forward to educating, assisting, and healing women as they transition from pregnant to new mommy.
Did you know?
I played four years of college soccer and went on a Medical Missions Trip to the Dominican Republic in 2011
What do you find most interesting about your job?
When "tried and true" methods don't work, and I need to think outside the box - that's what is most challenging, but most rewarding about the job. I enjoy having to come up with a new solution or having to adapt to help a patient achieve their goals. I love learning, and within the medical community, that's something that is imperative to ensuring your patients are receiving the best care possible.
Favorite TV Show?
My guilty pleasure is Once Upon A Time and of course I love SU Basketball!
Current Concepts of Knee Pain in Physical Therapy - Chris Powers
The Three Hour Back Assessment - Stuart McGill
Recent Advances in the Evaluation & Treatment of the Knee - Kevin Wilk
Recent Advances in the Evaluation & Treatment of the Shoulder - Kevin Wilk
Combined Sections Meeting; National PT Symposium
Introduction to Caring for the Pregnant Patient
Functional Applications in Pelvic Rehabilitation: Part A & B
Pelvic Floor: The Functional Approach
Meet Taryn and her family!