Cynthia M. Aflague, PT, MPT, CCI
Physical Therapy has been a great profession for me!
Physical Therapy has been a great profession for me! It is enjoyable, challenging, and flexible. It is really good to hear people tell you they are better and credit our craft. I feel truly blessed to have fallen into this branch of heath care.
My parents moved to Camarillo when I was 8 years old. I graduated from Santa Clare High School in 1980, I then attended the University of Southern California for a Bachelor of Science and Master of Physical therapy degrees. Though the last sentence is short and simple, obtaining a license to practice Physical Therapy is not. It is a long, science filled, competitive road, but well worth the effort.
I am not quite finished raising mt two children, and I am a relatively new grandma, so life is busy! many years of my career were spent working part time. I am grateful for this flexibility.
I have been in the field for 24 years. I have worked in many different settings over the years ( acute care hospital, neurological rehabilitation, wound care, and skilled nursing ), but I like orthopedic out-patient the best. I have been practicing at Dos Caminos Physical Therapy for 12 years, and I learned plenty; but I know that continuing to learn is essential to successful patient care.
The key to our successful patient care is our ability to work as a team. and to create a supportive environment. Recovering from illness, surgery, or injuries is hard, and we need to get peoples to have confidence in what we do, and give them the confidence in what they can do to help themselves.
Future goals include the possibility of working toward a Doctoral in Physical Therapy. The County is steadily moving forward with plans to have direct access to Physical Therapy, and I don’t want to be left behind.