Being a Motivator
“The biggest thing I want to instill in my students is the understanding of what an individual is going through.”
Recovering from an injury is about more than healing wounds or mending broken bones. Robert Schreyer, a professor of Physical Therapy at Touro College’s School of Health Sciences, views the rehabilitation process in holistic terms. To Schreyer, physical therapy necessitates knowing your patient and appreciating how their pain is affecting overall quality of life. It’s about empathizing with the person you’re treating and feeling passionate about empowering them to feel better in body and mind.
“To be able to see a person light up when they realize they can do something that they couldn’t do before is probably the highest level of satisfaction you can have,” Schreyer says.
Professor Schreyer wants all of his students to share that satisfaction, and it’s why he’s such a valued member of the Touro family and faculty.