It’s that time of year—time to gobble up some turkey, because it’s all about that baste (buh-dum-tss!). All jokes aside, Thanksgiving isn’t just about stuffing your face ’til your jeans are too tight. In fact, the best part of the holiday is time spent with family—whether it’s the family we choose or the one we’re stuck with. With that in mind, we turned to Rehab Nation, WebPT’s online community for all things rehab therapy-related, to find out how folks are spending Thanksgiving 2017. So, sit back, relax, and feast your eyes on the following holiday goodness:

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Giving Thanks

In the midst of our crazy day-to-day lives, it’s easy to lose sight of all the things we have to be grateful for. But when we asked Rehab Nation what they’re thankful for this year, there was no shortage of responses. Ryan W. Morgan, clinician and owner of CLE Physical Therapy, LLC, is having quite the year. Morgan tells us he’s not only thankful for marrying his wife, but also excited to announce that they are expecting a baby. Congratulations, Ryan!

Nicole Foss, Billing and Accounts Manager at Sport and Spine Therapy of Marin, reminds us to be thankful for good health. “So many people around me have been dealing with health issues, and so easily we forget how precious life is. I am very thankful that I wake up a healthy human being.” We couldn’t agree more, Nicole.

We love what Jen Wiese, Office Manager at Pinnacle Sport and Spine, has to say about what she’s thankful for. As she puts it, “I am thankful for my family, of course, and for the clinic I work in. I truly believe in the providers here, and they both have big hearts [and] want to help the community. They love to give back, and I love being a part of it!”

Getting Traditional

From watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to playing a game of football in the backyard, there’s no doubt that the Thanksgiving holiday is steeped in tradition. So, we asked Rehab Nation about their must-have Thanksgiving traditions. I’m not going to lie—I think Samantha R., PT, at Greendale Physical Therapy, has the right idea. For her, Thanksgiving starts early—5:00 AM, to be exact—with bloody marys.

Heather Hackworth, Patient Account Manager at Berryville Physical Therapy and Wellness, starts the day with a friends brunch (specifically, overnight French toast and fruit salad) and ends the evening with a big turkey dinner with her family.

Before heading to her own family dinner, Foss starts the morning off with her own kind of turkey trot, which involves taking a nice, long walk and grabbing coffee with her girlfriends. At WebPT, we love the idea of kicking off the holiday with a healthy activity, and you can never go wrong with a good cup of joe.

Feeling Hungry

Let’s be honest—it’s just not Thanksgiving without a big, delicious meal. And I don’t know about you, but some of my favorite foods are Thanksgiving staples. When it comes to the dinner table, Samantha R. looks forward to a Midwestern classic: green bean casserole. PT student L. Hall, on the other hand, says she’s a big fan of her sister’s homemade rolls. Chad Rieckenberg, DPT, the Clinic Director at Bacci and Glinn Physical Therapy, is all about the sweet potatoes, and Raegan Freeman, Office Manager at Key Rehab Associates, Inc, asks the question, “Does wine count?” And if you ask me, I’d say it does.

Hitting the Road

When it comes to travel, Rehab Nation keeps it local. The winner of furthest distance traveled is a tie between Hall, Rieckenberg, and Donna De Leon, Billing Office Manager at Endeavor Rehab Center, who are either traveling themselves or have family members traveling approximately 50 miles to join the festivities. As for the shortest distance traveled, that honor goes to Samantha R. who, as she puts it, is staying home in her “PJs and slippers.” I like your style, Samantha.


With good friends and good food, celebrating Thanksgiving is as easy as pie. (Sorry about the Thanksgiving puns, but I can’t quit them cold turkey!) So, do you have any plans for the holiday? Let us know in the comment section below!

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