Employee Spotlight: Kirsten Radke

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Employee Spotlight: Kirsten Radke

Posted On: October 30, 2019 by Core Physical Therapy in: Employee Spotlight, Physical Therapy, PT

Kirsten grew up in the countryside of Ottumwa in Southeast Iowa, surrounded by hogs, horses and her family. Here, she learned some of her most valuable lessons along with her three sisters as they helped on the farm and showed pigs and horses in the 4H. When in school, she kept busy with volleyball, basketball, softball, track and band. Her own injuries in high school were what first piqued her interest in physical therapy. A lesson she learned early in life was from her father, Charlie Brown, who suffered from an unknown illness that later became known as pancreatic cancer, the words no one wants to hear. Charlie is now missing a few organs, but he didn’t let his less than 5% chance of living control his future and still calls after each appointment confirming that the doctors ‘cleared him to see tomorrow’! This is why Kirsten is here. She’s devoted herself and her life to help patients beyond what a pill could do. After high school, Kirsten attended Buena

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