Interview With Our Holly Koch

We have a great team of Physical Therapists here on staff at Tensegrity. They each bring something unique to our team and are a huge part of what makes Tensegrity, Tensegrity. We would like to introduce you to our very own, Holly Koch (DPT).

When did you first decide to become a PT and why?

“I’d been going to school to be a speech pathologist, and I was just taking my pre-rec courses, but I was just not loving it. In class, we ended up talking a lot about physical therapy because LP’s (Language Pathologists) and PT’s work a lot together, and I thought the physical therapy stuff looked more interesting, and then I just started reading more about PT and it just appealed to me more.”

Where did you go to school?

“University of North Dakota.”

How long have you been a PT and how long have you been at Tensegrity?

I have been a PT for 2 and a half years and I have been at Tensegrity for 2 and a half years.”

What do you think makes Tensegrity stand apart from other clinics?

“You just walk in and you can tell that it is a unique place. The actual building is unique. We have equipment that no one else has, it’s not some sterile, white-walled, white-washed medical clinic. It has that gym vibe, but it is also comfortable.”

What do you like most about being a PT?

“I like the fact that I get to work with my patients so closely and for such a good chunk of time. We actually get to know our patients, see their day to day changes because we are working with them so closely.”

What is a typical day like for you?

“It really varies because everyone has very different needs. One patient might need to do strength testing and we’ll get them on the Biodex or check out their gait and get them on the Gait Analysis device. We might see someone with a lot of trigger points and pain so we spend time in the room doing manual work. Some people are really focusing on the strengthening piece or working on form.”

What is one of the biggest lessons you have learned since working at Tensegrity?

“That everybody is different. You see a lot of patterns in people’s issues and how they get better, but there are also situations where you can do the exact same thing with patients and it just isn’t the same result. Everyone’s body responds differently to different approaches and you can’t treat everyone like this cookie-cutter box. That has been one of the biggest things that has been a surprise.”