About Val Forrester
Val grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota and graduated from Kansas University in 1985 for Occupational Therapy. She obtained her Certified Hand Therapist certification in 2008. She was a cross-country skier for the University of Maryland and still enjoys cross country skiing when she can find enough snow. Val enjoys gardening and loves watching plants grow. She also enjoys baking. Val has a husband and 3 grown children.
Why did you become a physical therapist?
For the variety of areas Occupational Therapists can work.
What can patients expect when they see you in the clinic?
An evaluation of their extremity and onset of symptoms or injury and education in the structures involved in their injury to understand what assigned exercises will do for them.
When you’re not working, what do you like to do for fun?
Summer-gardening, cycling, cooking and baking, and playing with my adopted granddaughter.
What are your favorite ways of staying healthy?
Rowing, cycling, calisthenics, eating garden veggies.
Where is your hometown?
My first hometown was Minnetonka, Minnesota but now it’s Salina, Kansas.
What is your favorite thing about living in Kansas?
It’s more rural and the clean air.