Communication with patients and doctors is key at Teton Therapy

When Ben Larsen joined the Teton Therapy team in 2010 as a physical therapist, he brought with him a passion for helping patients return back to their normal lives as happier, healthier, and more self-assured people. “The most rewarding part of being a PT,” Ben says, “is seeing people return to activities they have not been able to do for years. It is the best thing to see patients meet their goals and be able to accomplish things that they never thought were possible.” Ben received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. After working with the Teton Therapy teams in Fremont County, Wyoming for five years, he decided to spread his knowledge and passion further throughout the state. He and co-owner Jeff McMenamy opened the Teton Therapy office in Cheyenne in August of 2015. He is excited to bring Teton Therapy’s mission of helping and healing to the Cheyenne community. Ben believes that one of Teton Therapy’s strongpoints, and one thing that makes it unique, is their stress on communication. Communication is paramount to the staff at Teton Therapy, both with their patients and with their patient’s doctors. The stronger the communication is between the therapist, doctor, and patient, the easier it is for a patient to heal. “I think that we really strive to understand our patient’s needs and find the best options for each individual patient,” Ben says. He emphasizes that his therapy team focuses on the patient’s goals rather than the goals of the therapist. After all, their whole mission is to help the patient live the life they want to live. Ben’s vision for Teton Therapy’s Cheyenne location is that it will help a wide range of patients. As an avid runner, he has a special interest in sports and running injuries, and injury prevention. However, he loves treating patients for everything from low back pain to balance issues to chronic pain. Teton Therapy is also one of only two PT clinics in the Cheyenne area that does Functional Capacity Evaluations for patients trying to get back to work after an injury. Ideally, he says, he would like to “treat the entire family” across generations—from children, to their parents, to their grandparents. [image: Inline image 1] If you or someone you know is having aches and pains, why wait to get it checked out? Teton Therapy offers FREE consultations for the community. Call today to get checked out! You can reach Kim at the front desk at 307-514-9999. For more information, call or visit Teton Therapy’s website at #tetontherapy #sponsored #shortgo #news