Please let us introduce you to: Candice Lancaster! A newly licensed PT, Candace is on of our newest additions to the clinic!
When asked why she chose a career in PT, Candice explained saying, "I was choosing my major at a time of transition for PT’s and wasn’t able to go the long haul to earn my Doctorate. At that time, I knew I liked helping people and was torn between PT and Psychology. Psych won by default. As a special education teacher, my students received PT, and I realized that’s what I really wanted to be doing. I’m proof that it’s never too late to continue your education and pursue you dreams!"
Candice was born in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and has lived in Utah, California, Arizona, Texas, Mississippi & Tennessee. She was raised in Memphis, however, so she is technically a “Memphian”. When asked about her favorite thing about Memphis, Candice stated, "...our beautiful parks and trails! I love to take my fitness family outdoors for PiYo at the park and our bike trails are amazing both paved and off road."
Before PT school, Candice was a middle school special education teacher for the self-contained classroom, in addition to being a fitness instructor at the YMCA for 5 years. When she is not at work, she still enjoys photography, writing poetry, drawing & painting. When her father was alive, Candice and he would mail each other letters containing poetry and art.
Upon asking about her experience working at The Smith Clinic thus far, Candice stated, "I tell everyone that I am spoiled working here. The atmosphere is one that I’ve not experienced in another clinic. Their values align with mine and I’ve always felt like an asset instead of a minion, so to speak."
You are a wonderful addition to our staff, Candice, and we are so grateful to have you!!!