“Just get stronger and keep moving, movement is key!” —Angel Casul
Moving to Maryland and having the opportunity to learn so much about physical therapy that I just could not have done back home to the point I am about to complete my doctor’s degree in a few weeks.
I am continually seeking knowledge on how to improve my approach with patients and learning new techniques to be more useful to them. I am currently in my last few weeks of completing my doctorate in physical therapy (DPT)
Upgrading my home gym into something huge.
What is your “why”
I do this because ever since 4th grade I have been fascinated by the human body and how one can modify it through exercise. Then, at some point in my career as a personal trainer, I figured I did not know enough to help my clients when they were in pain and I needed to know more. That continued as a chain reaction that brought me to physical therapy.
Favorite part of your job
To hear how for the first time in years someone actually paid attention to what they were saying and they feel like something is actually working for the better. And the best one, when they say with eyes wide open: “what did you just do, I can actually move and have no pain.”
- Three words to best describe me
- Calm, philomathic. Venturesome.
- One thing no one would guess about me
- That I’m Puerto Rican, not even after talking which is a huge giveaway.
- My first concert was…
- Usher? I think? In Puerto Rico. A client had a ticket and couldn’t go so he gave it to me. Honestly, I don’t remember well, not a fan of concerts.
- Favorite place in the world
- My parents’ home duh!
- What is something about you that would surprise people?
- That I used to be so so skinny that my clothes had to be tailored and held with safety pins so they wouldn’t fall down.
- What is your dream vacation?
- Anything where I can swim in crystal clear water
- What is your favorite pastime?
- Trail running along rivers and creeks
- Favorite book?
- Inheritance Trilogy by Ian Douglas. It’s just space travel sci-fi but wow it blew my mind thinking of what the future could be.
- Before working at Bethesda Physiocare, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve had?
- I used to receive, load, unload, and dispatch all kinds of planes for UPS and drove all sorts of heavy oversized machinery.