Debbie Collins, PTA - Genesis Health System

Debbie Collins, PTA

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I am most passionate about aquatic therapy. I have seen patients come to the pool as their last result, feeling hopeless about exercise due to pain. However, I have also seen many of these same people weep with happiness and renewed hope after learning new ways to exercise with no pain or reduced pain in the pool. Those tears of joy are why I am passionate about aquatic therapy.

My philosophy for care of our patients is to treat everyone with dignity and respect, and provide compassionate care and service to help our patients move towards their therapy goals. As a physical therapist assistant, I work with a number of physical therapists who have their own unique style, and I am constantly learning everyday new ways to treat and help our patients. I was a stay-at-home mom with a cake shop in my home before I entered into the physical therapy world. I wanted a rewarding job that allowed me to have weekends free so I could attend all the activities my children were involved in. Through research and prayer, I was led to physical therapy, and it has truly been a blessing.

Locations

Office Hours

Sunday : Closed
Monday : 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday : 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday : 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday : 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday : 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday : Closed

Contact Information

Office Phone: 309-281-2500

Fax: 309-281-2509

Profile

Gender:
Female
Year began practicing:
2005
Year joined staff:
2007

Specialties:

  • Physical Therapy

Areas Of Interest

I work in inpatient and outpatient settings for physical therapy, and, most of all, I enjoy the different areas of therapy I have worked in. I enjoy it all, but my top favorites are:

  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Manual Therapy
  • Work Hardening

I am married and have three children. I love to spend time with family and friends. Some of my hobbies are cooking, cake decorating, and kayaking.  I have to admit, if I have free time, I mostly love to exercise. I am training for a triathlon at this time. When I'm not training, I enjoy reading, listening to music, and watching Food Network for new recipe ideas.

Education & Training

Education

2005
Black Hawk College, A.A.S. with Physical Therapy Assistant Program

Professional Positions

Professional Memberships

American Physical Therapy Association

Aquatic Physical Therapy section of APTA

USA Triathlon Membership