Brandy Glass - helping patients achieve long-term health through physical therapy

For many patients, the road to recovery after an injury, surgery or illness starts at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital Rehabilitation Department and in the capable and caring hands of Brandy Glass. And given her goal in life to use physical therapy to have a long-term impact on patients lives, that works perfectly for Glass.

Glass, who joined the Riverside Tappahannock Hospital following 5 1/2 years working as a massage therapist and then studying physical therapy at ECPI, "wanted to do more than make someone feel better for the moment," Glass said. "Physical therapy was the perfect route for me to into."

Glass said she loves the patient interaction that occurs with being a physical therapist.

"I'm a people person so I love working with people and helping them get better," she said.

At Riverside Tappahannock Hospital, Glass also enjoys the closeness of people in the community and among the team.

"Everyone looks out for each other," she said. The Rehabilitation Department is a great place to work because the employees work so "closely together. I like that the closeness that we have. We definitely have to communicate with each other and we do that very well."

Glass said she would tell students considering a career in health care that if they like working with people and helping them become healthier then physical therapy would definitely be a job for them.

"It would be perfect," she said. "And you have options —plenty of options."

Working in Physical Therapy (PT)
In addition to having a private and fully equipped center, one of the advantages of working here is your ability to work with patients one-on-one. From developing tailored rehabilitation plans to seeing the patient each and every visit, you create a trusting relationship every step of the way, leading them to their health goals.