When I started my practice 10 years ago, my goal was to see 25-30 patients per week. After a few years, I created a new goal: See 25-30 patients per week AND hire another therapist. I thought about the kind of person and therapist I wanted to work with at The Manual Touch. I wanted someone who could be patient for their caseload to grow, experienced but also willing to learn, flexible, could look at their patients holistically and liked working in a calm, slow paced environment. In other words, a unicorn.
Well, the time has arrived and so has my unicorn. Later this month Kevin Harang, PT will begin working at The Manual Touch. Kevin found my announcement on Linkedin, reached out and told me he was ready for a change. You see, Kevin and I used to work together for about 10 years at Lutheran General Hospital back in the 90s and early 2000’s.
How I describe Kevin:
- He is experienced but willing to learn
- He has the ability to be patient for his caseload to grow
- He is flexible
- He is calm and introverted like me
- He has great therapy hands – in fact – he was my go to therapist to unlock my neck whenever it acted up
- He looks at patients in a holistic way
Kevin is my unicorn!
Now, let’s learn a little more about Kevin from Kevin himself…
Where did you grow up and why did you become a PT?
I grew up on the north side of Chicago and went to Luther North high school. While in high school I played baseball and golf but loved all sports including hockey, basketball, swimming, and running. While at Augustana college my college advisor recommended I study physical therapy based on my interest in human movement and physics.
Tell us a little about your PT career.
I have worked in various healthcare settings over the years: outpatient clinics, large teaching hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. I am very thankful to a few PT mentors over time, who helped develop my holistic approach to patient care. By effectively combining various therapeutic exercises, manual therapy techniques and patient education, I found that my patient’s obtained optimal results.
Tell us about your passions.
Years ago I used to coach youth baseball. Currently I referee youth hockey in the Chicagoland area. I have always had a special interest in architecture, especially seeing new buildings being built, residential as well as high rise structures.
I love animals and even considered becoming a vet while in high school. My wife and I recently adopted a puppy husky/lab mix who is growing fast.
Why do you want to work at The Manual Touch?
I enjoyed working with Denise in the past at Lutheran General Hospital and I look forward to the opportunity to be part of her private practice setting!
Please join me in welcoming Kevin to my clinic. I look forward to working together!
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