Meet Maggie, a physical therapist (PT, DPT) at Solace Pediatric Home Healthcare. A member of the Solace team for two years, she earned her PT and DPT from Regis University and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California-Santa Barbara.
Describe your role at Solace.
I work closely with about 30 families to address their children’s gross motor delays in order to improve their physical mobility and access to their communities! I also supervise several PTA’s who each serve 20-30 families each in the Greater Denver and Northern Region including Arvada, Westminster, Federal Heights, Thornton, Northglenn, and Brighton! Lastly, I serve as an Onboarding Success Coach, assisting new hires with getting acquainted with the onboarding process.
What do you like most about your job?
I LOVE the lasting relationships I’ve built with the families I work with. The trust I’ve developed over time with my families allows me to be creative with my interventions, think outside the box, and produce results that I strive for.
What are your hobbies?
Outside of work, I love to hike, stand up paddle board, and snowshoe with my husband and corgi. I also enjoy skiing, exploring new restaurants/breweries, and am a big fan of lifting weights!
What is your proudest accomplishment?
My proudest accomplishment is the degree I’ve earned and the career path I’ve paved for myself thus far, all the while marrying a fantastic man along the way!
Who is your biggest inspiration?
My father is my biggest inspiration. He’s always reminded me that I’m capable of achieving anything I set my mind to. He was an immigrant to the U.S. during the Vietnam War and he has achieved more in his lifetime than I could even dream to do.
How would someone describe you?
Lately, I’ve had people describe me as energetic, charismatic, and a go-getter.
What would you be doing if you weren’t working at Solace?
If I didn’t work for Solace, I would build and open my own wedding venue in the Colorado Mountains!
What is your go-to order at your favorite restaurant?
The spicy chicken ramen at Uncle located in the Highlands is TO DIE for!
What are your three tips for a new clinician?
1) Spend time getting to know your kiddos and your families. Families appreciate when you take the time to understand their lives and perspectives. Building these relationships will allow you to better serve your kids and build trust with your families! 2) Don’t be afraid to use your hands. Kids respond extremely well to hands-on cueing and handling vs. verbal cueing! 3) Be ready to play. Turn your therapeutic interventions into play-based activities. Your families and kids will be better engaged in play therapy and they’ll learn that movement can be fun as well as healthy!