After 12 years as an account manager for a national transportation firm, Sherry Campbell decided it was time for a change. She’d had a badly sprained ankle, which required physical therapy. She experienced incredibly positive results, and witnessed the same outcomes from fellow patients. Observing this environment convinced Sherry that helping others was the right move for her career. She completed her physical therapy assistant degree at ECPI University School of Health Sciences in July 2014, and joined Tidewater’s Hidenwood clinic just two months later.
Sherry is originally from Pennsylvania, but has lived in Virginia since high school. Since she began practicing, she has developed a passion for working with older, active patients. She finds their life experience and motivations are inspiring. As her new career progresses, Sherry looks forward to working with cancer rehabilitation patients now that she has her certification in Lymphedema.
“I feel it is important to help this population return to a quality life, as well as return to normal function as soon as possible,” she says.
When she isn’t treating patients, Sherry can be found at the local YMCA in a Zumba class, at the beach or on the water. She says the Outer Banks is one of her favorite spots. She is also passionate about animal rescue, and has plans to begin fostering dogs without homes soon.