This month the OSC Spotlight focus will be on our Physical Therapist Director Deb Mason. Deb did two years of undergraduate work at University of Nebraska, then earned her B.S. from the University of Illinois in Biology. She then went to Des Monies University (formerly know as the University of Osteopathic Medicine and health Science) and graduated with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. Deb has worked with OSC for 25 years and has special interest in manual therapy with training in Muscle Energy Techniques and Functional Joint Mobilization. She also loves working with orthopedic patients needing knee and shoulder rehab. Deb has been married for 25 years and has two super college aged kids and a dog.
When did you know you wanted to become a PT and why?
My mom and sister were nurses and I knew I wanted to be in the medical profession, just not necessarily a nurse. I became interested in the area of physical therapy after going to PT sessions with my dad after surgery. With my athletic background, physical therapy made sense. I worked as a PT Tech through my college years which helped to solidify my decision.
Tell us something you are passionate about outside of work?
Scrapbooking, classical music, and track and field (I was volunteer throws coach for Norman North High School for 3 years)
What makes OSC Physical Therapy special?
Everyone is here to help you, the staff works together as a team, and we really care about our patients.
What might your patients not know about you?
I don't talk about my glory days much, but I was a collegiate athlete in Track & Field in the shotput and discus events. I have been a Big 8 runner-up, a Big 10 champ, a 3rd place finisher in the NCAA, a 3 time NCAA ALL American, and competed in the 1992 Olympic Trials in the shotput.
If you have any physical therapy needs please call 405-364-7900 to set-up an appointment!