“Overall, I feel like my goal in life is to bring joy to others and make a difference in their lives in the form of a smile, laughter, showing empathy and, of course, helping them return to their previous level of activity or sport.. This philosophy has molded me into a successful therapist. I want every patient to leave the clinic believing that their visit was a positive experience.”
Practicing since 2010, Lindsey Hasty earned a B.S. in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in 2006. She added an Associates in Applied Science degree from HCC Coleman College in the Physical Therapist Assistant program in 2010.
A large part of Lindsey’s therapy experience has been with joint replacements. In particular, total knee replacements.
The problem Lindsey sees the most initially is “patients don’t have proper mobility in their joints.” She feels an importance in addressing this issue immediately. She feels performing manual therapy on these patients is one method to quickly improve their range of motion and help them achieve their goals.
She’s learned different forms of manual therapy, myofascial release, joint mobilizations, passive range of motion, etc. They help alleviate pain and improve a patient’s chances of reaching their goals and improving their quality of life. Also, she’s learned every patient is different. She approaches each patient in a way particular to them while maintaining her treatment philosophy.
Lindsey says “I’ve always had a desire to help people, but knew that becoming a doctor with a more invasive approach wasn’t exactly what I wanted. While at Texas A&M, my advisor drew me to the idea of physical therapy. Once I started volunteering at a local hospital, I fell in love with the idea of helping people. Helping them get back on their feet, back to work, back to their sport or just getting back to a normal way of life. It is very satisfying to know that I impacted someone else’s life in such a meaningful way.”
She takes pride in having a very positive and compassionate personality.
Lindsey says, “Making patients feel comfortable with me and the treatment plan translates to a positive and encouraging outcome. Patients are usually nervous or in pain when coming to PT. My goal with each patient is to make them feel comfortable and important while striving toward reaching their individual goals.”
Lindsey loves hearing patient’s stories about how they are improving and about new daily achievements they’ve experienced since starting physical therapy.
“I went to Guatemala in 2015 on a mission trip to perform PT on many patients receiving joint replacements. The experience really helped me appreciate the world of PT so much more and to see how important PT is to people who do not regularly have access to it”, says Lindsey.