The Johnson County Healthcare Center is excited to welcome Brittany Leafe to the Rehab Department.
Brittany is a physical therapist and earned her doctorate of physical therapy at Ithaca College. She received a bachelor’s of science in clinical health studies with a minor in sports psychology.
Brittany grew up in a small town in Northern New Hampshire where she spent her time downhill ski racing and competing in track and field and Alpine Ski Racing in college.
Growing up with sports injuries, Brittany found it fun learning about how to get better and back in competition.
“I was always interested in muscles and learning how to become strong to not only do what you need to do day-to-day, but also how to do it well and prevent injury,” Brittany said.
Prior to joining the Rehab Department at the Johnson County Healthcare Center, Brittany spent one year at a sports clinic in southwestern Colorado where she worked closely with Western State D3 college teams. She then spent two-and-a-half years in Casper working at an outpatient clinic focusing on running mechanics and high school athletes. She also treated a wide range of orthopedic, spine and balance disorders.
Brittany said she joined the team at JCHC because she loved the team atmosphere and attention to patient care she saw while visiting.
“I love teaching patients about their injuries and how to help themselves get better and to prevent injury in the future,” Brittany said. “I try to teach as much as I can, and make sure my therapy is very specific to the individual patient. I love to make therapy as functional and fun as I can.”
Outside of work, you’ll find Brittany enjoying the outdoors.
“I enjoy riding my horse in the mountains, hunting, camping, fishing, skiing, and running,” Brittany said. “I also combine two of my top passions, horses and ski racing, and compete in Ski Joring all over Wyoming in the winter!”
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