“As a physical therapist, I have a tool box of treatments that I use to help my patients.”
“I listen to my patient’s concerns, assess their condition and determine what tools are best for that particular situation,” says Yolanta Soroko. “It could be teaching them exercises, doing hands-on work to mobilize joints, or using taping techniques to reduce pain and allow them to move with greater ease.”
In addition to being a physical therapist, Yolanta is a certified athletic trainer and a certified instructor for the McConnell Institute. She has traveled throughout the U.S. teaching other physical therapists taping and training techniques. Being a therapist since 1984 has given her a broad clinical treatment base. She has special interest in orthopedic and sports related injuries, specifically the knee, lower extremity and shoulder. As a manually trained therapist, she treats the spine and incorporates a variety of specific joint mobilization techniques in combination with exercise to improve movement and function. Lastly, she also has special interests in women’s health issues.
She believes patients need to actively participate in their recovery. “Our bodies were not meant to be sedentary,” she says. “It is important that we stay active and keep moving even when we are injured.” It is her goal to teach the patient to move safely as they are healing.
Yolanta and her husband have three children and a German Shepherd. They are an active family with children in local sports and school functions. Her main retreats are spending summer weekends “up-north” water skiing and winter time downhill skiing.
She earned her degree in physical therapy from UW-Madison in 1984, her athletic trainer certification in 1985 and her Master’s Degree from UW Madison in 1992.