Dec 18, 2019
Alicia Backer is a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) and Clinical Administrator at Rehab Authority in Thief River Falls, MN. She comes onto the HET Podcast to talk about PTA leadership, PTA education, the APTA, and she gives helpful advice to students and clinicians.
Alicia developed a passion for physical therapy after bilateral ACL reconstructions that led to a substantial amount of time spent in rehab. She went on to graduate from Northland Community and Technical College in East Grand Forks in 2010 as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She spent 3 years away from northwestern Minnesota working as a PTA and returned in the summer of 2012. Alicia began working as a partnership with Kim in January of 2013, and has embraced the opportunity to become part of the RehabAuthority Family. Alicia looks forward to continuing to grow as a therapist with plans to develop the “Acceleration Program” for youth athletes.
Alicia and her husband, Les, have 5 children, Jonathon, Isabella, Tyson, Josie, and Camdyn. The Family enjoys country living; meanwhile, Alicia continues to participate in league sports and running events. She also loves spending time with friends and family, and takes in as much of the great Minnesota outdoors as she can in above freezing temperatures!
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