Meet Joseph | Physical Therapist

Meet Joseph, a physical therapist and member of the Solace team since 2019. He earned his undergraduate degree in kinesiology from Michigan State University and his doctorate of physical therapy from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY.

Describe your role at Solace.

As a physical therapist, my roles and responsibilities are to improve a child’s safety in the home, help them navigate their home environment trouble-free and more efficiently, and to decrease caregiver burden. I assist children in meeting their gross motor developmental milestones such as crawling, walking, throwing, and more.

What do you like most about your job?

I like the intimate setting in home health because I can get a sense for how kids truly act in the home, which makes for improved physical therapy outcomes. I also feel that home health allows for the best parent-child interactions, which also help to improve the child’s success in therapy.

What are your hobbies?

I love to ski, paddle board, rock climb, and work on projects around my home.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

My proudest accomplishment is a close tie between completing graduate school and recently purchasing our first home in this crazy Denver housing market.

Who is your biggest inspiration?

My father is my biggest inspiration. He is a retired physician and was a leader in the movement that started the HIV/AIDs & Immunodeficiency Clinic in Buffalo, NY. He was one of the few physicians that was willing to work with HIV/AIDs patients decades ago when very few knew the true risks associated when working with immunocompromised patients with HIV/AIDs.

What might someone be surprised to know about you?

Something people may not know is that I have an inclination for real estate and real estate investing. I enjoy renovating and learning about real estate.

How would someone describe you?

I looked up some old 5 star google reviews from my old job to more easily describe myself: One described me as tough, knowledgeable, and really good at what I do. Another said that I am knowledgeable, caring, and always willing to listen. Lastly, another said that I am very informative and I thoroughly explain what is going on and what the treatment objective is. If I had to add, I would describe myself as a combination of all of the aforementioned things above. Comparatively, I would say that I am firm, knowledgeable, and caring. I am an excellent problem solver and will often take time to correctly make the right decision.