RCMH & NH Professional Spotlight
The entire staff of RCMH & NH is committed to providing quality health care for area residents. You can count on them to be here, knowledgeable and experienced whenever your need arises.
Our Professional Spotlight is an opportunity for us to highlight individuals who do an outstanding job of providing a medical service to our community. To our spotlight, we say thanks and keep up the great work!
The spotlight is on...
Josh Cadwallader, PT, DPT
Please tell us a bit more about your...
A typical day for a physical therapist is treating patients. For the most part, my schedule is set several days in advance and is pretty consistent. However, working in a rural setting and seeing patients in an outpatient, inpatient, sub acute, and nursing home setting, some days get very busy very quickly. Past patient visits, most of my time is spent on documentation and continually improving my treatment methods.
I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Gina, for the past 2 years. We had a son in October of 2011. Since that time we have had a feeling of joy and exhaustion that we never thought was possible.
I enjoy competition. I am grateful that many of the community members have excepted me into their basketball pickup games. I also play volleyball in the summers and recently have been traveling to Rice Lake in the winters to play in basketball league there.
I love to learn. The more I know, the better care my patients get. Specifically, I have a great interest in treating low back pain, neck pain and facial pain/headaches. This is an area that affects so many people and I believe is very treatable if perused with enough focus, detail, and coaching.
What Influenced Your Career Decision?
Being in athletics, I have been through physical therapy several times for various injuries and always had an interest in working with motivated people that want to help themselves improve their quality of life.
What Do You Find Most Rewarding About Your Job?
When I can educate and teach patients techniques to become self sufficient in managing their pain and impairments.