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Staff Highlight: Genna Swanson

Meet Genna Swanson, PT, DPT, CSCS, our newest physical therapist! We are thrilled to have Genna will be a great addition to our team as she brings knowledge and experience with her background in strength and conditioning, as a volleyball coach, and in manual therapy. Let's learn more about Genna!

Hometown: Walpole, MA

Alma mater: Springfield College (undergrad and graduate)

Favorite professional sports teams: Patriots

Favorite place you’ve traveled to: In recent years, I have enjoyed traveling to national parks, with the Grand Tetons being my favorite thus far!

What drew you to The Micheli Center: I really have admired the full arc of care that patients receive here, from their initial doctor visit to return to sport training. I think that the environment of providers here is great as all discuss and work together to provide the highest level of care for their patients. Finally, The Micheli Center is at the forefront of research and innovation for sports medicine, and I am excited to now be a part of the center!

How did you develop an interest in physical therapy: I have always wanted a career in which I help others; combine this with my love of exercise and PT is the perfect fit for me!

What are small changes people could make that would have a large impact in their overall health: Build exercise into your everyday routine. Go for a walk/hike/play sports with friends or listen to a podcast/music while going for a solo walk!

What is your preferred method of exercise, either a certain activity or specific regimen:

I prefer to do functional strength training, running, and the occasional spin class. On the weekends, I love to hike either down the street at Blue Hills or in the White Mountains in NH.

Favorite motivational/inspirational quote: “Be yourself, everyone else is taken” – Oscar Wilde

Favorite sundae from the bottom up: Brownie, vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream, 2 cherries (at least)

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