Brittany Stevenson, PTA
EDUCATION: Associates in Science in Physical Therapy Assistant from Central Penn Collage
CERTIFICATIONS|SPECIALTIES: Member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the PA Physical Therapy Association (PPTA).
What Makes Brittany Special
A HARTZ PT member since March 2020, Brittany works with Hayden McDevitt, treating patients of all ages with a variety of diagnoses. Brittany is great at building relationships with patients and working with them to ensure they are able to return to their previous active lifestyle. Shoulders are her favorite body part to treat because of the many components to the shoulder and different injuries that can occur making them interesting to treat.
When not at work, you will find Brittany spending lots of time with friends and family, completing home renovation projects, gardening, traveling and camping with their dogs, as well as working out.
Want to know more? Here’s a little Q & A…
Why did you choose to be a PT/PTA for your profession?
I love the rehab/outpatient environment. I’m motivated to get people back on their feet and reaching their goals. I also love the fact that we get to treat a variety of different patients in the outpatient clinic.
If you weren’t a PT/PTA what you be doing, especially if salary wasn’t a concern?
Full time traveling and blogging!
What professional accomplishment of yours are you most proud of?
Achieving my Associate’s while working a full time job.
What energizes you at work?
Fun patients and a family working environment!
Most important advice you give your patients?
Stretch those muscles and drink water everyday!
What is one thing that instantly makes your day better?
Some sunshine and a hot cup of coffee
What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
You never know what someone is going through/or who you’ll bump into, so try to put a smile on their face.
If you could meet one person, living or dead, real or fictional, and have a conversation with them, who would you meet and what would you talk about?
I’m a Lancaster County Gal, so I’d love to meet Taylor Kinney. He is my FAV actor on the Chicago Fire TV show. I’ve been told by so many people (who have interacted with him or know someone who has) that he is a super down to earth guy and will hold a conversation with anyone.
What are you passionate about?
That’s a very hard question! I am passionate about so many things! Traveling with my husband and dogs, coffee, time spent with family and friends, being outside, working out and interior design!
What’s your favorite famous or inspirational quote?
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. -Mother Teresa
What’s your favorite place locally?
I really enjoy the new shops that came into the area recently. Artisan mill and Prussian street arcade. It’s a huge variety of local artisans who sell their work/stuff they find, etc. You never know what you’ll find when you go!
What are your hobbies?
Working out, interior design, operating an Airbnb.
Do you have any pets?
We have two adorable fluffy shihztus.
Are you reading or binge watching anything right now?
Chicago’s all the way! (Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago PD)
What’s your favorite tradition (holiday or otherwise?)
My husband and I love going to Philly over Christmas. We really enjoy walking around the old part of Philly, going to the outdoor Christmas market, and ice skating beside the river!
What’s one item you can’t leave home without?
Coffee mostly, but also that cellphone!
What’s something you’ve done, but you’ll never do again?
I’ve done skiing, and have said I don’t want to again. But the older I get, the more I get the urge to try it again.
What’s your favorite meal of the day?
Breakfast for sure!
What’s on your bucket list?
Parasailing and Jet skiing
What do you do for fun?
Being outside whether that is camping, hiking or running. Coffee dates with friends and house projects that I then blog on too!
What is your biggest fear?
Snakes, seriously they are the ugliest things.
What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
I’ve been all over the place, but probably Europe!