Physical therapy student Erik Reese was recently recognized by a patient at SSM Health in Warrenton, Mo., where he is completing a clinical rotation. The clinical supervisor, Amy Vacek, noted that when the patient started therapy for her knee she was hesitant, but Erik explained the process, completed her evaluation and made her feel more comfortable. After her recovery, the patient paid Erik the highest compliment: “Erik was wonderful and did an excellent job getting me through my knee therapy,” she wrote. “My doctor was very happy with how I did and I loved working with Erik!”

Vacek confirmed, “Erik provided exceptional care to my patient! We appreciate him and look forward to more great things to come!”