At Comprehensive Wellness, we enjoy working with a diverse team of clinicians to bring our patients the most comprehensive care in the area. Over the course of the next few months, we will be introducing you to each member of our clinical staff to share with you, our patients, more of what makes us love what we do. This week, meet Emily Noonan, DPT, CFMT.
What is your current role at Comprehensive Wellness?
I am a Physical Therapist and have been with Comprehensive Wellness since August 2019.
What do you like best about your role?
I love the close relationships I am able to establish with my patients. I feel privileged to assist each patient on their journey to better health and to have an opportunity to learn from them. I also love how many “hats” I can wear as a physical therapist, which keeps me motivated and hungry to learn. I currently treat pelvic health, orthopedics, pediatrics, and have focused more on neuro in the past.
What drew you to your current role?
I was inspired to change professions and pursue physical therapy after witnessing some amazing therapists, both inpatient and outpatient, help my best friend recover from a devastating accident. Aside from their professional role of helping her physically rehabilitate, they were equal parts cheerleaders, finding ways to motivate her to do hard things during a dark time, slowly helping her improve her mental and emotional health. I knew I wanted to be a part of a profession that helps rehabilitate the whole person.
What about Comprehensive Wellness drew you to join our practice? What do you feel makes Comprehensive Wellness special?
I wanted the ability to work closely and collaborate with other health professionals in order to provide my patients with better, more holistic care. I really value the ability to learn from others in areas where I do not have expertise. The continuity of care that Comprehensive Wellness is able to provide its patients is unique in today’s healthcare model and hopefully, one day will become the standard.
Tell us a bit about yourself—something we might not know.
I am originally from the Midwest and have lived in the Bay Area for over 10 years. I have a husband and boy/girl twin 4-year-olds who keep me very busy outside of work. I also work in pediatric outpatient physical therapy at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. I love being out in nature – running (especially trails), skiing (downhill and cross country), hiking, biking, and swimming.