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Leaders of Cobb: Ted Ziaylek

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Cheerful mid adult physical therapist smiles confidently in a gym. She is holding hand weights.

THE STORY: I was born and raised just outside of Philadelphia. I grew up in the suburbs with my parents and an older sister. I graduated from Pennsbury High School and I received my bachelor’s in business management from Widener University in 2006. After completing my undergraduate work, I began working in a sales position. During that time, I realized I missed my calling for healthcare. I went on to earn my doctorate in physical therapy at Mercer University, where I graduated with honors in 2015. Additionally, I completed Mercer’s Orthopaedic PT Residency program in 2016. In January of 2018, I opened Team Rehab’s first clinic in Georgia. I felt a desire to help people improve and better their lives. Physical therapy allows for me to do that, as well as to build relationships with my patients and community.

WHY I CHOSE TO LIVE IN COBB: I love working in Cobb County. It is full of active people who are willing to put time and effort into improving the area. It has given myself and my staff opportunities to be involved in the community more than we could have hoped for. As we continue to grow, we are always looking for more ways to help the community.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB? The number-one thing I love most about my job is the people. I love being a part of people returning back to their lives. We have former patients stop in all the time and give us updates on how they are doing. That means the world to us. Watching people return to the life they want makes every day worth it.

LEISURE TIME: In my spare time, I love to play with my 5-year-old daughter, Lily, and 1.5-year-old daughter, Emilia. My wife and I often are found in the local parks with our children or hiking throughout Cobb. I grew up playing football and still look forward to watching it each and every fall. We also are foodies and love discovering new places to eat around the area.

BEST ADVICE: Stay active. Movement is medicine. Find things you love to do that are active and do them. If you are physically struggling to do the things you love, see a physical therapist. Let us help you return to your passion! Don’t let pain or limitations stop you.

WHAT’S NEXT? Professionally, I am looking to learn more. I am currently enrolled in several continuing education classes on new techniques. I love to learn, and I want to make sure I am treating my patients based on the most current research and techniques available. I recently added blood flow restriction training into my practice and have seen some great results with it. Personally, I am recovering from a fairly significant shoulder injury. I am looking forward to getting back to exercising and playing outside with my children without limitations. I am trying to follow my own advice and keep moving.

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