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Interview with Tara Greene
Mar. 26, 2015
Please help us congratulate Tara and her husband Travis, who are expecting their 3rd child this July.  Baby Greene (a boy) will also be welcomed by 5 year-old big brother Wade and 2 year-old big sister Stella.  In honor of Tara’s happy news, we decided to interview her to give you an inside look.

Q: How/when did you become interested in becoming a PT? 

A: I have always been an animal lover and vegetarian since the age of 13. I was terrified of dissecting the baby pig in biology class in high school and the only way around it was to take human anatomy instead. I am so thankful I did. It was my favorite class and the one that gave me some direction on what I wanted to do with my future. When examining all the career options in healthcare, Physical Therapy seemed like the perfect fit.

Q: What’s your favorite thing about being a PT? 

A: There are many things I love about being a physical therapist that it is difficult to pick a favorite. Physical therapy is a fun and rewarding career. I enjoy helping others. I like the challenges I face with physical therapy and the many different patients I work with.

Q: What’s your least favorite part? 

A: My least favorite thing about being a PT is the paperwork.  I am sure that is a common least favorite response from most healthcare professionals.

Q: When/how did you become interested in yoga? 

A: Yoga has been a part of my life for the last 10 years. I went to my first yoga class in college. I had sacroiliac joint pain and tension headaches. I was able resolve and manage both with yoga. Overall, my practice has been inconsistent but I always find my way back to the mat. It is a place of peace for me. Yoga focuses on developing a strong connection between the body and the mind. I am a better person when practicing consistently and it carries over in all avenues of my life. My husband will agree!

Q: What’s your favorite yoga pose and why? 

A: I love inversions. They are physically challenging and require me to fully focus on the moment and my breath. Plus, it feels great to be upside down!

Q: Both you and your husband are PTs.  Is there any spousal rivalry going on? 

A: Ha ha! No, it’s just the opposite. It is really nice to have someone to bounce ideas off of and problem solve with.

Q: Baby #3 is due this July.  Has this pregnancy been different than the first 2?

A: All of my pregnancies have been pretty similar. The difference has been in how I cared for myself when pregnant. During my first pregnancy I used it as an excuse to eat whatever I wanted and did not consistently exercise. With my second, I was much healthier. I spent most of my time at home with my two year old son, which led to daily walks and frequent trips to the park. I continued to rollerblade, bike, and practice yoga. This pregnancy has been similar to my second. Finding time to exercise daily has been challenging but I have been able to keep up with my yoga practice and I try to take advantage of our nice days by walking, biking, or rollerblading with the kids.

Q: Are either of the kiddos showing signs of being PTs in the future?

A: My husband is a home healthcare physical therapist and has a traveling bag of supplies. The kids have not voiced an interest but love to play with the many PT tools such as a goniometer, stethoscope, and measuring tape. Stella is obsessed with animals so maybe a veterinarian? Wade will tell you he wants to be a superhero when he grows up. We like to pretend he is talking about us!

Q: Any hints about the name of kiddo #3? 

A: We are struggling with finding a name for baby #3.  Our son wants to name him Batman. If we don’t figure it out soon, we might have a little Bruce Wayne Greene running around the house in the near future. We are open to suggestions!


Good luck, Tara and Travis!

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