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Staff Spotlight: Q&A with Physical Therapist Assistant Tim Elting

March 2023

Q: How long have you been working at Blue Ridge Orthopaedic?

1 year

Q: What is your job title?

Physical Therapy Assistant, DME (durable medical equipment) coordinator, team leader

Q: What does your job entail?

Patient care, managing and fitting therapy DME, and overseeing the non-clinical aspect of Rehabilitation Specialist duties (laundry, cleaning, etc.)

Q: What do you like most about your job?

Interacting with patients and being constantly on the move

Q: How would you describe your team?

My team is a very dedicated group of people in servicing patients to get back on their feet. They make work fun and enjoyable to be a part of!

Q: What is one professional skill you are actively developing?

Making patients have as much of an enjoyable experience as possible

Q: What is your favorite productivity hack?

Finish what you start

Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Growing my family

Q: What were you doing before this?

PTA at Hilltop Physical Therapy in Fredericksburg

Q: What is the best career lesson you’ve learned so far?

Work hard and rewards will follow

Q: What’s the best advice you were ever given?

Be yourself

Q: What is the best career lesson you’ve learned so far?

Finish what you start

Q: What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?


Q: What profession would you definitely NOT like to do?


Q: What county do you live in?

Orange County

Q: What do you like best about your county?

Rural area

Q: What is your favorite local business?

Tokyo steak and sushi restaurant

Q: What do you like to do when you aren’t working?

Spend time with my family (wife, daughter, and dog), work out, golf, and hang out with friends

Q: What’s a fun fact about you many people may not know?

I have an identical twin brother

Q: Where’s your favorite place in the world?