We had the good fortune of connecting with Dr. Cassie Thompson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Dr. Cassie, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
I have always wanted to shout from the roof tops the importance of movement in relation to our health and I am so thankful that Pursuit Physical Therapy is allowing me to do just that. I get to come alongside people in our community while they are at the beginning stages of a movement adoption, in the messy middle, or as elite movers and be a positive resource.

Physical therapy is often times thought of as a step in an injury journey and not much more, but I want to change that narrative. PT’s are movement experts and I truly feel that I can help create change on a broader spectrum by encouraging a love for movement, a respect for what our bodies are capable of and a generational change in health with exercise as a base.

It’s a pretty empowering feeling when you accomplish physical goals that you set for yourself, and my desire would be to see person after person throughout this community feel that accomplishment and share it with their friends and family. That ripple effect can’t be stopped once it starts.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
After graduating from Texas A&M for my undergraduate degree, I went to UT Southwestern Medical School for my doctorate in Physical Therapy. Once I graduated, I took a job locally here in Flower Mound. I moved from a staff therapist to a director of a clinic. While there, I soaked up all of the mentorship, encouragement from fellow PTs and a huge base of knowledge in the techniques and styles of treatment that I prefer.

While there, I also began to truly fall in love with the aspect of physical therapy tailored to the active adult with an emphasis on lifelong movement. As a fitness lover myself, I know the benefits of movement and exercise in my every day life physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. I couldn’t get it out of my head that I wanted to create a practice in which people could find guidance through injury or struggles with performance or lifestyle changes with a heavy emphasis on exercise and performance with a clinical foundation.

Sadly, with the state of our health care industry, the ability to perform this type of care is not often covered by insurance companies. These companies dictate so much of our choices in terms of treatment in physical therapy and the care I was providing didn’t fit with my overall professional opinions on what could be best for patients.

On top of running into difficult professional limitations, I am a mom of two young children and the hours in the day seemed to constantly be running out. I felt tugged in 5 directions at any given time between my duties in the clinic, being a mom invested in my children, being a wife and a daughter and a friend. While I knew that entrepreneurship was going to have its challenges, it was the ability to have a little more work/life “balance” that truly pushed me to make the decision to open Pursuit Physical Therapy.

Currently, Pursuit Physical Therapy is in its early stages of growth. Getting to spend an hour with my patients in a one on one fashion has been a true GAMECHANGER for both myself and my patients. We get to dive into all the aspects of recovering from injury demands as well as work together to DREAM BIG and make actionable steps to achieve all of the goals that my patients could ever hope to hit.

Looking forward, I would love Pursuit Physical Therapy to be the go to spot for active adults to seek refuge from injury and pain, gain encouragement and empowerment to be successful in their active lifestyles. To truly feel deep down that movement is medicine and with a community around them, health is more achievable than they ever thought possible.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We would start our morning with my awesome 6 am crew over at Rayzor Ranch CrossFit- the workout is killer but the people there start my morning off on the right foot with their awesome attitudes.

We would stop by a couple of coffee shops in the mid morning. I love Marty B’s coffee shop and and just hoping and praying that Edison Coffee opens back up soon!

We would spend our times hiking on the trails at Northshore or down at Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve and pop in for some new gear at Trailhead Running Supply. The hospitality of this shop can’t go unnoticed and their love for the outdoors and running is unmatched!

I love patio weather and restaurants where my kids can run around while we catch up with our friend group is a perfect spot for me. I love HG Suply and The Truck Yard for those fun occasions.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My family and core friends have always encouraged me to dream bigger, reach a little further and truly believe in myself. They have pushed me outside of my comfort zone to not just make a dream but to actually make it come to reality.

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