“My approach is to treat the whole person not just the diagnosis. My goal is to make therapy as enjoyable as possible.”
Growing up, Dr. Heather Eck experienced the difference that physical therapy could make in a person’s life when she had to rehab a sports injury. She knew she wanted to help people in the same way and pursued her doctorate in physical therapy.
Dr. Eck sees patients with a range of orthopedic and neurological conditions. She provides care in non-operative therapy, post-operative therapy, chronic pain conditions, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and stroke.
She is LSVT BIG certified to treat Parkinson’s disease to help with improving motor skills like buttoning a shirt to maintaining balance when walking.
Her favorite part of her job is getting to know her patients. “I want to learn what their day-to-day functional goals are so we can tailor their treatments to make a difference in their lives,” Dr. Eck said.
Dr. Eck embraces the creativity that physical therapy can provide by selecting exercises her patients will enjoy or creating new ones that will meet their goals and encourage them want to exercise at home. “I listen to my patients to build a rapport. I’m always looking for a way to help,” she said.
Dr. Eck earned her doctorate of physical therapy from Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Outside of her practice Dr. Eck enjoys being outside, especially riding her bicycle and hiking. She enjoys reading and attending live music events.
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