6 Questions for Bob Letendre
1. Where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in Middleboro, Mass. along with two younger brothers and a younger sister. I received my physical therapy degree from Northeastern University in Boston, and after living in the city for a short while I moved to Colorado and have been here since 1988. My original plan was to only be here for about a year but I found my life taking shape around me and it never seemed right to leave.
2.What are your hobbies?
I most enjoy being around my family. I am married with two small children and love to play in the Colorado outdoors with them. I enjoy fly fishing and golf. I am involved in my church and lead a community group regularly.
3. What did you want to be when you grew up?
I grew up very close to my family. My grandfather owned and operated a local trucking/shipping company and I loved being around the plant and all of the trucks, so naturally I wanted to operate a big truck or tractor.
4. What is your favorite quote?
“What we hear, doth us no good, unless we consider it.” ~ Matthew Henry
5. You spearheaded the PTIS Fit Test. Why?
I have been looking for a way to help take people from the end of their rehab with PT to the next level of fitness. Because in physical therapy we generally see people with underlying medical or health problems, I feel physical therapists have the best chance at helping them change their fitness and get healthier. With the help of other PTs, I was able to put together a fitness physical that would very thoroughly examine an individual’s total fitness. PTIS began our fitness physical testing in the spring which is composed of a full musculo-skeletal exam, upper and lower body strength testing, flexibility testing, core strength tests, agility, balance, and coordination testing, as well as aerobic endurance testing. I am very pleased with our ability now to fully exam the overall fitness health of anyone, regardless of age or physical condition, and help them get on the right path to a healthier lifestyle.
6.One thing most people do not know about you that they would find shocking?
I once bleached my hair blonde on a dare.