Ian in PT gym

May 24, 2021 / Spotlight

Get to Know Our Staff: Ian Wright

What is your role at Scottish Rite for Children?  
I am a sports physical therapist and the Bridge Program coordinator.  

What do you do on a daily basis? 
I am responsible for the design, facilitation and implementation of performance training, in a group setting, for pediatric and adolescent patients transitioning back to play/sport as a compliment and in conjunction to traditional sports physical therapy.

What was your first job? What path did you take to get here? How long have you worked here?
Prior to becoming a sports physical therapist, I served as a strength and conditioning coach in several different capacities, ranging from working with adolescent to professional athletes. While in college, I didn't think I would enter the medical field, but realized I wanted to do more for athletes who were injured. I went back to grad school for this reason.

After graduating PT school and working for a year in Baltimore, I followed my significant other to Texas where she completed her surgical residency at UT Southwestern and I accepted a sports PT role at the Frisco campus. I have been here for almost two years now.

What do you enjoy most about Scottish Rite?
At Scottish Rite, people push the envelope in terms of bettering the lives of the patients we serve and the staff we work with. Management and administration gives employees the opportunity to be the creative clinicians and trailblazers we strive to be. All you can ask for is that opportunity! 

What’s your favorite place to eat around here?

What’s something—big or small—that you’re really good at?
Adapting my personality to connect with people from all backgrounds. 

Are you a sports fan? Who are your favorite teams?
NHL – Columbus Blue Jackets 
NFL – Browns/Ravens 

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