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Jill McVey, DPT, ATC

Jill McVey, DPT, ATC

Physical Therapist

Physical therapy is the process of learning how to build better long-term function for your body, and I’m your enthusiastic guide!

ADVICE FOR FUTURE PATIENTS:
You can get it if you really want, but you must try, try and try -- and you’ll succeed at last.

HOW DO YOU STAY ACTIVE:
Team sports are my favorite. They provide the opportunity to create something greater than myself through collaboration with my teammates.

FAVORITE RECOVERY FOOD:
Waffle with peanut butter

CREATIVE OUTLET:
I love learning new skills force my brain to be more flexible! Right now I’m teaching myself the ukulele.

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:
Music. I played viola, rang in premier choir Bells of the Sound, maintain an extraordinarily large record collection, and devote much of my spare time to seeking out new sounds, DJing, and seeing live shows (ranging from opera to Iggy Pop).

FIRST JOB:
“TCBY” – well before the days of self-serve fro-yo!

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
The Derby Liberation Front, one of Rat City Roller Derby’s teams. I spent five and a half seasons with this team and learned I could push my body and mind further than I ever thought possible. DLF! DLF! DLF!

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CAREER:
Food or some other form of Health Inspector.

PHYSICAL THERAPY PHILOSOPHY:
Growth begins where your comfort zone ends.

SPECIALTIES, CERTIFICATIONS, SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Athletic Training certification, special interests in neurodegenerative and static neurological conditions. Author of “The Foot and Ankle” chapter of Therapeutic Exercise: Moving Towards Function 3rd and 4th Ed.

TREATMENT APPROACHES YOU KNOW BEST:
Movement Systems Syndromes (MSS), Postural Restoration Institute (PRI)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
I remain active in the roller derby community, volunteering with Potential Fresh Meat (PFM), Jet City Roller Derby, and Rat City Roller Derby.

HOMELAND:
Anchorage, Alaska

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD:
That moment as you take the first bite of pizza

COLLEGE(S):
Oregon State University -- BS Exercise and Sports Science, option in Athletic Training
University of Puget Sound -- DPT

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED:
to stay curious.