"ALMH is a wonderful place to work," said
Cross. "I have the best co-workers -- they are a joy to work with.
Plus, I get the opportunity to interact with many people in my job
as a PT. Our new rehab facility is beautiful, and it is a pleasure
treating patients here."
Cross treats an average of 10 patients daily. Their diagnoses
range from joint replacement recovery and muscle pain to sports
injuries and balance issues.
"This is an excellent career choice and can be very rewarding
when you help a person improve their quality of life," said Cross.
"You must be on your feet most of the day and enjoy working with a
variety of people. You do encounter something new every day."
To become a physical therapist, a bachelor's degree is required.
Physical therapy programs, however, are now doctorate programs with
about seven years of schooling. For a physical therapy assistant, an
associate's degree is necessary. Physical therapists can work in
hospitals, nursing homes, schools and sports medicine clinics.
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ALMH employs 290 in a variety of roles. Each
month someone is honored as Employee of the Month.
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]