PT Profile: Tom Mango, PT, DPT

Get to know one of our newest clinicians, Tom Mango at PTSMC New London! If he could travel anywhere in the world, where would she go? If he could be any animal what would he be? Most importantly, what made him want to be a PT? Tom answers to these questions and more in our new PT Profile!

What made you want to be a PT?

I wanted to become a PT after getting involved with weightlifting and jujutsu.  Both myself and my fellow participants had injuries along the way, and I was curious about the rehab process to get back to doing what I love to do.

What’s an interesting skill you have?

I am trying to teach myself woodworking.

What’s your favorite thing you did this summer?

Kayaking with my wife.

If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Alaska

What population or specialization for physical therapy is most interesting to you and why?

I am interested in working with weight lifters.  I like to see people getting back to such a high-level activity.  Furthermore, lots of these athletes tend to be quite interested in the “behind the scenes”/education of the rehab process, which I enjoy discussing.

If you could live in any sitcom, what would it be?

The Office

If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

I’d be a bear, so I could spend my time sleeping and fishing.