At Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, we know that children and teens develop with the love, support and guidance of their families. That’s why families are integral participants in a child’s rehabilitation program at Gillette.
Every Gillette therapist is a developmental specialist who understands the effects of disabilities on a patient’s growth and development. We work as a team with primary-care physicians, community providers and other specialists to create personalized therapy plans that meet the unique needs of each patient.
In honor of Physical Therapy Month, meet Sadie Jordahl, a physical therapist at Gillette.
Q. What are some of your hobbies outside work?
A. I enjoy playing with my children, running, hiking, water skiing and reading.
Q. Do you have any children or pets?
A. Two children: Lauren -7 yrs, Rachel -3yrs
Q. What’s your favorite book?
A. I loved the books “Help” and “Still Alice”.
Q. Do you have a favorite food?
A. Anything Italian and homemade guacamole/chips
Q. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
A. I would love to travel to the Tuscany region of Italy someday.
Q. What was your favorite subject in school?
Q. Do you have a favorite type of music?
A. I love all kinds of music. I love listening to live music. I have been known to attend a few Keith Urban concerts in my day.
Q. Who did you admire when you were a kid?
A. I would have to say my Mom. She is a very strong woman and has persevered through many things in her lifetime.
Q. Do you have a favorite story or memory from Gillette?
A. I vividly remember getting locked in the stairwell with my patient and his father, when the Rehab Therapies area was located where the NICU is now. I had only worked at Gillette for a couple of weeks and was extremely embarrassed to have to be banging on the doors with my patient’s father and calling for help.
Q. What do you enjoy most about your job at Gillette?
A. I truly love working with all the very special children we are privileged to serve. I also love being surrounded by great co-workers who all have the same goal in mind to improve the quality of life for our patients. This job keeps me motivated to continually grow and learn.