Jessi Voltin, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT has always lived an active and healthy lifestyle. So, when it came time to choose a career that allowed her to combine health, wellness and the ability to be a positive influence on other people’s lives, physical therapy was an easy choice.
Jessi grew up in Woodbridge, Virginia and completed her undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech. She became a doctor of physical therapy in 2011 following completion of her graduate work at the Medical University of South Carolina.
“It was evident before I started with Tidewater that they have a very close relationship with the community,” Jessi said, explaining why she chose Tidewater. “They care about people as a whole, not just as an injury or dysfunction.”
It was exactly the type of place Jessi wanted to practice.
“Someone going through the process of healing and regaining function requires a lot of support and understanding. I like to think of myself as a rehab cheerleader. I show them what needs to be done and I encourage them throughout the process, while also listening carefully to their goals and concerns.”
Jessi wants to help each patient reach their goals, whether it’s in or out of the clinic.
“A few years ago, I had the opportunity to volunteer at a water ski clinic in South Carolina for people with disabilities and spinal cord injuries. There was one patient with cerebral palsy that wanted to water ski. After numerous tries and multiple adjustments to the adaptive water ski, we were able to help this young gentleman get up. It was at that very moment, when I saw the smile on his face that I became confident I had chosen the right career path.”
If you don’t see Jessi in the clinic, look for her around town. She’s still getting to know the region and is exploring and participating in various community groups, clubs and events.
Jessie recently became certified in the McKenzie Technique of manual therapy.