Trudy, PT and Michael - Mother and Son!
Trudy is originally from Pittsburgh, PA but has lived on both coasts. Her mother and siblings still live in Wisconsin, which is also where she lived during high school and college. She has lived in the Boulder area since 1981, coming to practice Physical Therapy at Boulder Community Hospital as the Director of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. She’s been doing PT for nearly 40 years!
Trudy loves being of service to people—helping them decide how to get the most out of their lives with what-ever illness or disability they might be living with. She was first exposed to the world of physical therapy as a senior in high school. She worked as an aide in a nursing home with “the most wonderful PT” named Diane. She quickly became Trudy’s idol because of her kindness and compassion she showed for each and every one of her clients.
Trudy’s favorite memory of a client was when she was seeing a young man with cardiac disease, 100 pounds overweight, a smoker, who was stressed to the max. Trudy saw this person change his life almost overnight when he realized he wanted to be around for his two children. “It was awesome to see how hard he worked at becoming well…” It made Trudy realize that if you really want to change, you can!
Outside of SAHC, Trudy enjoys walking, painting, theater and art. She also finds joy and happiness in watch-ing her grown kids (one seen below!) live their incredible lies. This is more of a passion than a hobby, of course!
Michael was born and raised in Boulder. We have a Boulder native! He’s worked with Safe at Home Care for eight months already… how time flies!
Initially interested in joining the SAHC roster to en-joy the benefits of a non-salaried job, he’s grown to really enjoy working for his clients. Specifically, he recalls the sunny Saturday mornings he spent with his first clients with Safe at Home Care. Today, the sunsets with his clients are his favorite…
Outside of caregiving, Michael enjoys rock climbing and traveling. We’re glad he’s a part of the mother-son SAHC team!
Trudy & Michael