Kurt Fedors, DPT, ATC
Growing up, I had never heard of physical therapy or known what physical therapists do for a living. When I severely sprained my ankle in sophomore year of high school, I was not referred for physical therapy and could barely walk for three weeks. I found out later on that there are health care professionals who dedicate their careers to helping people get back on their feet, and I knew right then that I had to become a physical therapist!
I chose to go to George Mason University to major in Athletic Training to learn specifically about more athletic and sports oriented care. Through the program, I worked with high school athletes, worked on the sidelines with the Redskins, and also had a chance to work with the fantastic staff of Integrated. After graduating Summa Cum Laude at GMU in 2014, I attended the University of Delaware to obtain my Doctorate in Physical Therapy. At UD, they gave me the opportunity to work in geriatrics, pediatrics, hospital settings, and outpatient orthopedics, all of which provided me the wide and diverse skill set I use daily to construct personalized care plans for all of my patients. I graduated from UD in 2018 and moved back home to NOVA to join the Integrated team as a full-fledged PT!
Throughout my education, I learned about working closely with each patient to determine goals and develop realistic timelines for results. No two patients with the same diagnosis will have the same goals for their care, so we all must work as a team! I am very confident in my manual skills and providing challenging tasks for all patients to improve their function. I also make a significant effort to educate all of my patients about their conditions and how other factors may be playing a role in their recovery, whether they are aware of those factors or not. In the end, I hope that every patient gets to learn about all aspects of their care so that they may become more empowered and independent and also return to their lives better than ever.