Provider Profile: Meet Michelle Brown

August 25, 2014 —

Michelle Brown, M.S.P.T.Name:
Michelle Brown, M.S.P.T.

Title:
Physical Therapist/Instructor

Clinic:
Physical Therapy Clinic

Undergraduate School:
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Medical School:
Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa

What Attracted Me to Physical Therapy:
I began my academic career studying chemical engineering, but I found it just wasn’t for me. I took an interest-based test and the top three suggested professions were nursing, teaching and physical therapy. I had considered a health care occupation or teaching, but I didn’t know anything about physical therapy. I began volunteering with a physical therapist and I found that I loved the profession. Physical therapy is a perfect combination of teaching and health care. I love that my job is active, relational, innovative and fun.

Clinical Interest:
I enjoy treating a wide range of diagnoses, but I have a special interest in fall prevention, balance and vestibular disorders.

Conditions I Treat:
I treat patients with orthopedic conditions like spine and joint pain, musculoskeletal injuries, headaches, generalized weakness, neurological conditions and vestibular disorders.

How My Expertise Can Benefit Patients:
Physical therapists are movement specialists. We identify dysfunctions with the movement system. We collaborate with the patient and empower them to restore and improve their function and mobility.

How I Spend My Free Time:
I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, golfing, hiking, camping and gardening.

Fun Fact:
I have been skydiving.

Health Advice to Live By:
I believe age is an attitude. Keep your mind, body and soul active.


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