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on March 13, 2012 by Janet Edwards

Steinbecker, ’03, ’04 co-owns physical therapy business

Many residents of the Perryville, Mo., region are receiving the benefits of a Maryville University education – they just might not know it.

Christy Steinbecker, ’03, ’04, earned her bachelor of health science and her master of physical therapy from Maryville University. Now she co-owns a business called Therapy Solutions south of St. Louis in Perryville with her parents, David and Yvonne Steinbecker.

The primary purpose of the business is to provide physical therapy, but Therapy Solutions also offers aquatic therapy and a 24-hour fitness center. “I felt like the approach to therapy I learned at Maryville needed to be utilized more,” Steinbecker explains. “I wanted to use that approach to patient care and my vision of what physical therapy should be, to treat the whole patient and not just the injury.”

The business has now been open for five years, and it employs 10 full-time and part-time employees. Steinbecker credits her Maryville education with helping to shape her approach. She says the way the University taught her to respond to physical therapy needs has yielded rewards at the business.  She says the business looks for staff who are warm with those they work with, who maintain high standards, are able to adjust to a changing health care environment and able to meet patients’ needs. “The response has been wonderful. When someone comes in, they almost always refer someone else. That’s how we’ve ended up doing well,” she says.

Steinbecker, 36, is the mother of two children, Nicholas, 11, and Abby, 7. She is engaged to be married in September to John Fernow, who is also a Perryville resident.

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