by Edric Gaylor, PT, DPT

As an employee of Dynamix Physical Therapy for the past three years, I am thankful for the opportunity to serve my patients in an environment where individuals are encouraged to CULTIVATE GROWTH.  In these terms, growth can be defined as “progressive development of a period of time.”  As I reflect over the past three years, the growth that I have made clinically, professionally, and personally has been the greatest achievement of my professional career thus far.  In addition, I have also been fortunate enough to witness the expansion of our company from two clinics to (soon to be) five clinics and 30+ employees to better serve our patients in communities throughout West Tennessee.

Personally, I am grateful for mentors who not only encourage growth, but also who lead by example.  Our leadership team works tirelessly to ensure the continued development of our employees.  The continuous introduction of new clinical skills from my mentors has been instrumental in improving the level of care that I provide for my patients on a day-to-day basis.  This has also lead me to become motivated to pursue an advanced manual therapy certification to further improve my patient care.  Author Bryant Hill once stated, “Whatever makes you uncomfortable is your biggest opportunity for growth”.  For those of you that know me, you would probably never venture to call me “shy,” but public speaking is something that I wouldn’t exactly consider a forte of mine.  However, I have recently had opportunities for growth by stepping out of my comfort zone to speak to groups from youths to seniors regarding our profession, along with other topics.

In closing, I encourage you all to seek out growth in your daily lives.  Whether it be for personal development, your career, or to improve relationships with family and friends, it is truly a rewarding experience. And remember, if it doesn’t CHALLENGE you, it won’t CHANGE you!

“Without continued growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”  – Benjamin Franklin