Maryville, TN, June 21, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Barbara Cox has enjoyed a long and successful career as a Physical Therapist, achieving significant recognition and acclaim for her contributions to the field of Physical Therapy during over two decades of service.
Barbara's career started at a local hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma as a staff physical therapist following her graduation from the University of Texas with a bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 1960. Her career went from strength to strength following this early position, with notable career progression to a well-regarded managerial role. Physical Therapy focuses on improving mobility through a variety of techniques including exercise therapy, manual therapy, electrotherapy and mechanical movements. In her role Barbara has a substantial amount of responsibility which ranges from mentoring and training new students and graduates, evaluating patients and their progress to assisting in designing treatment programs at the hospital.
Today, with over fifty years experience in the field of Physical Therapy, Barbara now specializes in geriatrics, a decision influenced by the rapid advancements in healthcare and technology to cater for an increasing aging population. As people get older Barbara explains, they are more likely to seek out healthcare and physical therapy, and society needs to be well equipped for their needs. Since moving to Tennessee, Barbara continued reflecting her passion and commitment for working in the geriatrics field both as a Rehab Manager with a Home Health agency as well as a Skilled Nursing Home.
Over her career, Barbara has built up her technical expertise as well as her human resource management skills. Barbara is a strong advocate of continual learning and development and certainly never becomes complacent in her role. “I will always strive to learn each day, with the constant technological and medical developments it is important to keep up to date in order to provide the best healthcare possible,” she explains. As she reaches this stage of her career, she is very interested in Documentation Review and passing on her knowledge through mentoring the next generation of Healthcare professionals. Barbara is also considering starting consulting work alongside continuing her PRN work in the field of geriatrics.
Barbara has always prioritized patient wellbeing and their welfare which is what she attributes most of her success to throughout her time as a Physical Therapist. Barbara has managed three offices in the Texas Physical Therapy Association and has always focused on ensuring all her team deliver excellent healthcare support and care. Throughout Barbara’s career, her aim was to deliver a high standard of care, helping to provide the best care to the local community and to make a real difference in people’s lives. Today, Barbara is retired, working with the geriatric population in her church and community when needed. She tries to keep up professionally by reading journals and other medical writings. Barbara also likes traveling when possible and enjoys working in the yard and managing her property.