Judy Zacharias, MPT
Specialization: Treatment of back hip and shoulder pain. General orthopedics and women's health issues including osteoporosis, structural pain during pregnancy, incontinence and coccydynia
Judy Zacharias says she went into physical therapy as a career choice on the basis of a career aptitude and interest test, but the real question is why she stayed in it for 37 years.
There are three answers to that:
“First, being a physical therapist allows you to be a detective when assessing patients and their physical problems. Second, you get to use the skills you’ve learned to help heal patients’ physical maladies. And third, you get to learn a lot from your patients and to go home tired after a day of work with the satisfaction that you made a real difference in the life or one or more people that day.”
Judy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Ohio State University and her Master of Science in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia.
She now has more than 37 years of experience working as a physical therapist in a wide variety of settings. She specializes in treatment of back, hip and shoulder pain, general orthopedics, and women’s health issues including osteoporosis, structural pain during pregnancy, incontinence and coccydynia. She also has extensive geriatrics experience.
When she is not working, Judy likes to spend time with family and friends. She also enjoys being involved in the life of her church (St. Thomas Aquinas) and in an ecumenical group IMPACT that works for systemic change in the community. If she has any free time after that, she loves to watch soccer.