5 Questions for Jordan Couchon

1. Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Elmira, New York with my parents, Doug and Linda, and my brother, who is two years older than me. The rest of my extended family is spread out from Michigan to Denmark. I started college at Syracuse University as an Exercise Science major. In 2006 transferred to Daemen College of Buffalo, New York for its Physical Therapy Program. Once I visited Colorado, I fell in love with it immediately and the decision to move here was easy.

2.What are your hobbies?

Playing/watching sports, specifically football, basketball, baseball, and golf. I enjoy biking, hiking, and skiing especially since moving to Colorado. I enjoy movies, good eating, and select TV shows. Ultimately you can get me excited about just about anything fun, active, or creative.

3. What did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was 3 I wanted to be superman. Once I realized I couldn’t fly, I wanted to be a doctor because I knew I wanted to work with, and help, people. Around the age of 16 I knew I wanted to be a physical therapist. As cliché as it sounds, it was as a patient that I decided this would be the perfect career for me. I was rehabbing from a nasty high-ankle sprain with a small fracture I experienced during a basketball game.

4. What are you thankful for this season?

I’m thankful for my family and their health, and my great friends. Also the family and friends that have/will travel halfway across the country to visit us, eliminating any chance of being homesick. Also I’m thankful for my new Colorado home and all the great people I’ve met here thus far. Last, but certainly not least, I’m thankful for the opportunity to learn, grow, and practice physical therapy alongside a great group of people at PTIS.

5.What is your top advice for taking care of one’s health?

My top advice is for people out there is to consider all the unexpected twists, turns, and hardships concerning our health that we have little/no control over, and to put value and importance on the many aspects of our health that we can easily control, making them a priority.

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