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.
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
The Fundamentals of Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation: Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment - Herman & Wallace, Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute
Meet Taryn and her family!