Robert H. Rowe PT, DPT, DMT, MHS, FAAOMPT

Find your passion… if you have passion and you work doing something that you enjoy, you’ll never work a day in your life.

– Bob Rowe

 

You know, each of us tries as hard as we can, and we do the best we can.  In that sense, you’re not better or worse than anybody, you’re just as good as you can be.     

– Bob’s dad (and his advice to a young Bob)

 

For this interview, we catch up with Bob Rowe.  Bob is highly active in many realms of physical therapy and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the APTA and Executive Director for the Brooks Rehabilitation Institute of Higher Learning.  While Bob is fanatical (in a good way) about advocacy for his profession, he speaks as someone with a firm grounding in what is important in his life (see the link below for a poem with great meaning to him – The Dash).  If you have the incredible fortune of meeting Bob or speaking with him, he greets you like an old friend and dives into conversation with you as if it were a first date.  Indications of a man that genuinely cares about others.  Bob gives a lot of insight into teaching, work-life balance, following opportunities, and clinical pearls for all to benefit from.   So, I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!

 

As a physical therapist, regardless of what role I’ve ever been in… I try, to say “How does this make things better for patients?”

– Bob Rowe

 

We’re here on this earth for a relatively short period of time.  We should make the best of it, to try and make things better for everybody else we can.

– Bob Rowe

 

 

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Links of interest mentioned during our conversation:

American Physical Therapy Association

American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists

Brooks Rehabilitation – Institute of Higher Learning

Brooks Rehabilitation Q&A with Bob Rowe

Ola Grimsby Institute

The Dash – Linda Ellis

 

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