Ian Max, PTAPhysical Therapist Assistant
Raised in Warrington, Ian Max graduated from Central Bucks South High School and finished his first degree at Penn State Abington University 2011, earning his Bachelors in Psychological and Social Sciences. Ian would spend the next 6 years counseling young adults through various social and mental health concerns. In an attempt to continue to improve the lives of others he would later decide to advance his skills and earn his second degree in Physical Therapy.
"My passion for fitness and the human body has always served as a driving force behind my desire to make people feel better, both emotionally and physically. I understand that when you come to physical therapy, a component of getting better includes not just your physical wellness, but also your mental and emotional wellness. I am still excited each day to meet new people and address that person’s needs beyond just their physical pain.
My prior career as a crisis counselor has provided me with a unique look into the mental component of recovery that is often neglected or missed by traditional clinicians. Taking into consideration that "getting better" happens on many levels and paying careful attention to cater my treatment plan to meet the needs of the individual and not just their injury or their limitations.
Physical therapy has provided me with an inventive outlet to create a fun and magnetic atmosphere to help people reach their goals. I strive daily to be creative and work hard to change people’s opinion of exercise from "boring" into a rewarding and collaborative effort from both myself and my patients. With the help from my supportive staff and the constant positive feedback from our patients, I am reminded on a regular basis that I made the right choice in pursuing my career in Physical Therapy".