Jessica Dabis

Jul 06, 2020 / Sports Medicine

Get to Know our Staff: Jessica Dabis, Therapy Services

What is your role at Scottish Rite for Children? 
I work in the Sports Physical Therapy department in Frisco. I evaluate and treat non-operative and post-op sports injuries, spanning all joints. I typically see patients one-on-one throughout the day in 45-minute blocks, implementing activities such as manual therapy, therapeutic strengthening, dynamic movement mobility and speed/deceleration/landing mechanics training. We focus on coordination and motor control development for our young, skeletally immature population. The goal for our athletes is to foster long-term athletic development and equip them with the tools needed to minimize future injury risk factors by building durability for once they return to sport.
What do you enjoy most about Scottish Rite?
I love the people -  my coworkers, the collaborating physicians and nurses, social workers, psychologists and leadership. Everyone seems to truly share a vision of compassion and patient-centered care that I feel contributes to our strong patient outcomes.
Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now?
Scottish Rite for Children was my first job out of physical therapy school. I have worked here for four years now. I was drawn to sports physical therapy because it is a way to use my passion for learning about and understanding the human body - from injury to healing. It is great to know that my work can help to get an athlete back to doing what fulfills them.
What’s the coolest or most interesting thing you’re working on right now?
From a rehab to performance standpoint, I have been working on some sport-specific programming resources. I also work on the Keeping Up With the Count dance project, where we have created a variety of resources for the dance community.
What are you currently watching on Netflix/Hulu/TV/etc.? 
I watched Money Heist during quarantine and am about to start the Japanese anime series, Demon Slayer.
What would be the most amazing adventure to go on?
I would love to make it to Thailand and Bali in the next few years - explore their culture, architecture and tropical landscape!

Keeping Up With the Count - Among other clinical and injury prevention interests, Dabis works closely with a multi-disciplinary team providing patient care and content for young dancers.​

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