Emma HislopClinic Support
With a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, an emphasis in video, and a minor in studio art from Bethany Lutheran College, Emma enjoys working with people to achieve their goals and encouraging them when the going gets tough. She became interested in physical therapy when she encountered an injury and was introduced to Optivus, learning first-hand the challenges of an injury and the benefits of therapy to help facilitate recovery. While working with babies and toddlers at a childcare center, Emma found her niche helping them learn to walk, crawl, climb, and move, especially those who needed PT to achieve new levels of mobility.

Emma grew up in a big family in the Greater Mankato area on the edge of a small town and has always appreciated the small-town environment. When she’s not too busy helping out around the house, you might find her running, painting, teaching violin, or spending time outside.


Q: What makes you excited to jump out of bed and head to work each day?
A: The positive culture of Optivus is uniquely empowering. I am passionate about encouraging people, especially those who aren’t having the best of days or are struggling. I like helping people reach their goals and seeing the joy of their satisfaction.

Q: What is one thing you’d like every patient to walk away with from their experience at Optivus Physical Therapy?
A: I want everyone to leave feeling like they are well-cared for – physically, mentally, and emotionally – by people who take interest in them personally. I also want them to feel rejuvenated and ready to tackle whatever lies ahead.

Q: Outside of the clinic, what do you enjoy doing in your free time?
A: I love family time with my big family and being involved in my church. I enjoy being active and spending time outdoors running, walking, climbing rocks, kayaking, jumping waves, biking, tent camping, and gardening. I’m an avid artist, painting landscapes and seascapes whenever and wherever I can.

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