Miranda B. White, PT, MSS, CMT is the founder and owner of Touch of Therapy Health and Wellness Services. She has a bachelor’s degree in community health education from Clark Atlanta University, bachelor’s
degree in physical therapy from Langston University, and master’s degree in sport science with a concentration in sports medicine from the United States Sports Academy. As a candidate for two doctoral degrees in physical therapy and sports management, Miranda values lifelong learning.
Q. What is your favorite memory of physical therapy (PT) school? A. Study groups
Q. What do you wish you would have known about physical therapy before entering PT school? A. The national certification is not “national”, it is state driven.
Q. What advice would you give high school and undergraduate students interested in PT? A. To hit the books hard and seriously.
Q. What advice would you give PT/PTA students? A. Find their area of specialty early.
Miranda currently works in the public school system. She enjoys working with families and children with disabilities. She is very involved in her community and often provides services to inner-city youth. An advocate for patient and family education, Miranda diligently spends time teaching, listening, and assisting clients with health concerns. In addition to providing quality service to children, Miranda has had unique opportunities to work with professional athletes.
Q. What is the best career advice you have received? A. Treat every patient like a family member.
Q. What can we expect from you in the future? A. Renowned parent advocacy program
Q. What, in your opinion, is the most challenging part of being a PT? A. Documentation restraints
Q. What, in your opinion, is the most rewarding part of being a PT? A. Patient return to maximum function for quality of life.
Miranda was introduced to AAPT through a referral from a colleague. Although she has been a member less than a year, she enjoys networking with PTs and PTAs through the association. Outside of the physical therapy profession, Miranda engages in various leisure activities.
Q. What are your experiences with AAPT? A. One conference in Oklahoma City.
Q. How would you describe yourself in 3 words? A. Motivated, educated and service.
Q. What is something that others would be surprised to know about you? A. I collect coins.
Q. Do you have unique talents or hobbies? A. Concierge service and hospitality business.
Q. What is your favorite motto or personal mantra? A. Find a way or make one.
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