Carter Hoffman, PT, DPT, CSCS

Name: Carter Hoffman, PT, DPT, CSCS

Position: Physical Therapist

Describe some of your job duties: As a Physical Therapist, I have been trained in thoroughly and precisely analyzing my patients’ movement to identify movement faults that are the root cause of their injury, pain, or decreases in performance. It is my job to help my patients become more aware of these faults so they can identify and correct them in their daily lives; meanwhile, creating a detailed and personalized treatment plan that specifically addresses the needs of the individual. In conjunction with this treatment plan, my patient’s daily movement modifications will help them help themselves and return to their life’s interests as stronger and better moving humans than they were prior to seeking care!

What is your favorite thing about working at SPO? I am blown away at the dedication SPO has to developing and fostering their employee’s professional development. They help us become the best we can be in order to give our patients the very best care they can receive. Along with this, a tight-knit atmosphere and ease of communication amongst providers is something that is extremely hard to come by and sets them apart. It is all found at Stevens Point Orthopedics.

What is your greatest accomplishment at work? I thoroughly enjoy seeing the “light bulb” come on for my patients when they are able to link their symptoms to their movement. When a patient performs a task with proper movement patterns and is surprised when it isn’t painful I am often seen grinning ear to ear. This is a huge step and one that helps accelerate their improvement!

Hometown: Spring Green, WI

Hobbies: Weightlifting, golfing, playing baseball, playing guitar, going hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, kayaking…or pretty much anything outdoors. This spring while at home, my fiancée and I planted hundreds of seedlings which has led to a MASSIVE garden!

Family/Pets: My fiancée Kiara and I don’t yet have a family or pets of our own; however, we have the privilege of taking care of her family’s rambunctious 4-year old golden retriever Milo. He is full of energy and extremely fun-loving. I am also the oldest of three children in my family and have two younger sisters.

At which store would you like to max-out your credit card? Eddie Bauer or REI

What is your favorite movie or TV series?
TV Series: The Office
Movie: Remember the Titans

What is your favorite quote, and who said it?
“Mental toughness is spartanism with qualities of sacrifice, self-denial, and dedication. It is fearlessness, and it is love.” -Vince Lombardi

Education:
Undergraduate School – University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Major in Exercise and Sport Science, Minor in Nutrition
PT School – Washington University in St. Louis

Certifications:
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (National Strength and Conditioning Association)