Exeter medical office welcomes home new physical therapist
exeter – There is one chief complaint that seems to surround Valley businesses, finding the right person for the job. Businesses can spend months searching and interviewing candidates to no avail.
But sometimes things turn right around. For one regular columnist in this paper, Josh Vance with Vance Physical Therapy and Wellness, a well trained Exeter native has joined his team in town.
Amanda Hutson, Vance’s newest employee, has a wealth of experience. She said that she was sold on the job because it is a family-owned business.
“I love the fact that most of the businesses are family businesses and people really do seem more connected to themselves and their community.”
For Hutson, physical therapy and massage has been a part of Hutson’s life since childhood. “One of the things that got me into massage when I was very young was my mom had pain from a car accident. She would have me rub her shoulders and her neck and I saw how much relief that brought to her.”
Hutson continued to use her growing knowledge of massage when she married. “My husband suffers from chronic pain that he got from an injury when he was in the military. He has very deep muscle pain throughout his back, his legs and his shoulders.”
Hutson uses a type of massage for her husband called deep tissue. She explains, “It is an intense process that works deep into the muscle and works along with the ligaments and your tendons to help get more blood flow flowing through there to release the toxins and just to flush everything out.”
While she is highly skilled at providing deep tissue massage, she also excels at providing a less intense Swedish massage among other techniques. Her personal favorite is prenatal massage as she enjoys seeing the change in pregnant women as they receive personal attention with their unique needs in mind.
Hutson believes strongly in the therapeutic benefits of massage. “It’s not something that just feels good. It can actually be very beneficial.” She has used massage on both of her children to help them overcome severe health problems as babies.
The therapeutic aspect of massage is one of the reasons Hutson sought out a clinic setting to work in. Josh Vance, owner and physical therapist at Vance Physical Therapy and Wellness commented, “This is one of the reasons Amanda is such a good match for our clinic. She has a good sense of the healing benefits of massage.”
An interest in people is at the heart of the massage services Hutson provides. She is delighted to see that Vance Physical Therapy shares that concern for the community. “I have been here three weeks now and I love it. You can tell the staff here really care about their patients.”
Hutson received her certificate of Massage Therapy from the Milan Institute in Visalia and will complete her CMT certification before the end of the year. She can be reached at Vance Physical Therapy and Wellness at 559-592-7117.