Gabe Pallante, SPT

by | November 4, 2020

Education

  • I am currently in my final clinical experience at 3DPT in the Haddon Township, NJ location
  • I am in my final year of graduate school pursuing a doctorate of physical therapy at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
  • In 2019, I received my Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from University of the Sciences

Treatment Areas of Interest:

My primary interest is in orthopedic outpatient. I work well with people from all walks of life and of all ages. Although I have most of my experience in orthopedics, I am interested in neurological conditions or sports specific injuries.

How I Got Into Physical Therapy:

Physical therapy has made an amazing impact on my life personally. I experienced many injuries growing up from a variety of sports, and each time the PT had me back to the way I was before (if not better). My mother has experienced many falls over the years, one resulting in surgery. When her outcome was looking bleak, her physical therapist was able to help her restore function and recover better than expected. I want to help heal people through movement, exercise, and education the way that my family and I have been helped.

What Are The Most Important Qualities In A Physical Therapist:

Some of the most important qualities of a great physical therapist that come to mind are the 3 C’s of PT, confidence, communication, and creativity. Many patients that come to physical therapy are looking for help. The impact that a confident therapist can have on a patient is powerful; confidence helps people become confident in themselves and their potential to heal. Communication is key for a therapist to be able to build a rapport with the patients and educate them without the usual barrier of medical jargon. Creativity characteristic of a therapist because not all people are the same, so each condition may present differently and patients may respond differently. It is important to take a creative approach to keep treatments interesting while maximizing outcomes.

Personal Interests & Hobbies:

Most of my time is spent with friends and family. I enjoy challenging my mind and body by regularly playing chess and exercising. One of my favorite things to do is listen to live music – any genre, as long as it live. Additionally, I love to cook and learn new techniques by watching cooking videos online.