Meet Tessa Dunse, the physical therapist assistant at Husker Rehab and Wellness (huskerrehab.com).
Tell us a little about your business. – At Husker Rehab, physical pain and dysfunction are personal. We focus on listening to our patient’s needs and desires, analyzing the problem, ferreting out causes, and figuring out ways to get people moving again. We use a holistic, individual approach so that treatment is based on the patient’s specific needs. We strive to treat the cause of pain, not just the symptoms.
How did you get started in the business? – I originally started with Husker Rehab as a student in the PTA program at SCC. I did a six-week rotation in our Fairbury location and loved the approach the clinic took to help their patients. When Husker Rehab’s North Lincoln location had a PTA position open up I felt like it would be a great fit for me to grow professionally and personally.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – One of the biggest challenges I have faced is being younger and not having as much experience as the other providers in my office. Oftentimes, patients are hesitant to work with me due to my age and the fact that I am a PTA. Once they get to work with me, I can demonstrate that I can provide skilled care to help them heal and improve their overall function.