Inspiring Inside Look into Vancouver Physio & Burnaby Physio: Lynita White

Inspiring Inside Look into Vancouver Physio & Burnaby Physio: Lynita White


So Lynita, what do you like most about being a Physiotherapist?” The thing I like most about being a Physio, the most rewarding part about being a Physio I would say is helping people achieve their goals and fostering independence. So when people come to the clinic and we work together and talk about what they want to achieve, whether it’s like climbing the Grouse Grind, running a 5 km, returning to sport or work, ball room dancing, keeping their back healthy, walking around their neighbourhood without pain, whatever that is. Figuring that out with the person and working together to build a treatment plan for them and getting through that treatment plan and then them coming into the clinic one day telling me, “You what, I’m where I want to be and I think I’ve achieved my goal and I don’t need to come anymore.” I’d say the most reward day for me is actually the day that people say they don’t need Physio anymore because we’ve achieved their goals and that we’ve promoted independence for them. So that’s the best part of Physio for me. “And Why did you become a Physiotherapist?” I’m not one of those people who have know that they’ve wanted to be a Physio since they were little. I didn’t know what a Physio was for many many years of my life; But when I was younger I was lucky enough to participate in really high level sport. So I was a ringette player and I got to go to things like BC Winter games, Canada Winter Games, Nationals and Worlds; And at all those tournaments and leading up to all those tournaments were really cool health care professionals that both helped us stay healthy and also helped us perform at a really high level and optimize our performance. So I always knew I wanted to do something in that realm but I didn’t know what Physio was. Unfortunately, in my late teens I ruptured my ACL so I had a really bad knee injury and I needed surgery for that. After my surgery at the beginning of the summer I had to go to Physio and start my rehab process so I could get back to the National Ringette League the next year. So when I first got to Physio I was floored! I thought it was so cool and every day that I came in I was like, “What’s that cool stretch we’re doing, what’s that awesome exercise, and what’s that piece of equipment?! And I thought it was super super interesting; All the skills that they needed to know to help me get to where I wanted to be! So from then, I knew I wanted to be a Physio! And when I got to campus for school in the fall I did everything I could to look up how to get here… And here I am. “That’s great.” Yeah. “Why did you choose to work at INSYNC PHYSIO?” There are a lot of reasons why I chose to work at INSYNC. So in the spirit of keeping this interview short I’ll pick one but there are a lot! One of the main things I was impressed with INSYNC PHYSIOTHERAPY was their relationships with the community. So before I knew I even wanted to work here, I had another job at another place,I always knew about INSYNC because other Physios were talking about it, the doctors were talking about it, and even people in my neighbourhood and the neighbourhoods around the clinic had been there and had a good experience or knows someone who had a good experience. So I always knew the community liked INSYNC. And then earlier this year, I was volunteering and helping out with Sports coverage at a Sports event and when I got there I saw there was a lot of INSYNC staff there helping out the athletes to do what they need to do. And they we’re volunteering their own time to support the community. So that community engagement was really inspiring to me; And I thought it was really really cool how not just the community appreciated INSYNC but the staff there appreciated them right back. So I wanted to be a part of that community engagement and involvement, and I’m glad I chose this place. 

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