Rachel is the woman behind the scenes of our Facebook page. If you follow us on Facebook, you’ve seen her witty poems, exercise tips, and funny PT memes. Rachel keeps things fun and informational for our social media fans and we’re so grateful to have her as part of The Manual Touch Physical Therapy.
Keep reading to learn a bit about Rachel.
Why did you move to Chicago?
I moved to Chicago to be closer to family. It was a lifelong goal of mine, and when the opportunity presented itself, I jumped. I also moved here for more opportunity. I needed a more competitive environment than Oklahoma offered, and I wanted more opportunity for digital marketing. I also love food, theatre, comedy, and music. Chicago offers all of that – and I get to experience it with my family.
What do you like to do for fun?
Before the pandemic, I liked to go to pinball arcades with my cousin, play fetch with my cat, play Euchre, go to the lake, visit different restaurants with different cuisines, go wine tasting, go skiing, make candles/do arts and crafts, and have cookouts with friends and family.
Now, we ordered a pinball machine for the apartment, so we play at home. I cook a big meal for the 9 people in my building on Sundays, we play Euchre and have fires in our pit on the patio. I still play fetch with Jasper and we spend a little more time cuddling and watching movies than before COVID.
How has physical therapy at The Manual Touch helped you?
Denise has made an enormous impact on my life. I go to The Manual Touch for both traditional and non-traditional therapy. The traditional therapy has helped me regain strength and align my hips after a few major car accidents. I used to have severe hip pain almost every day and would stretch and use heating pads.
Now, I do the exercises Denise gave and showed me. The non-traditional therapy I have gotten at TMT has helped me recognize and manage my anxiety and set personal boundaries. It has also helped me with my sleep patterns. The biggest change has been through the non-traditional IMT therapy Denise has done on my gut. I have visited many doctors over the years and nothing seemed to work. When Denise started her work I noticed a significant difference.
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