Maddie Gardner , PT Tech
Madeline was born and raised in Richardson, Texas. She was involved in sports such as soccer and basketball all throughout her childhood and high school. Madeline graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas in December 2018, where she was involved in the pre-physical therapy/occupational therapy association. In her spare time she also volunteered at the comet cupboard on campus, a food pantry initiative at UTD dedicated to helping students in need.
Madeline’s interest in physical therapy began when her sister injured her hip and had to go to physical therapy. Watching what her sister did at physical therapy appointments and also seeing her get better week by week really sparked her interest. After becoming a volunteer and being promoted to a physical therapy tech, she has continued to find this field to be very rewarding and fun. Now that Madeline has gained knowledge and skills of rehabilitation she will carry those tools on with her as she applies for physical therapy school.
Madeline enjoys taking weekend trips to go hiking and camping. She also likes to get her friends together to play sand volleyball to stay active. She loves going to live sporting events such as hockey and basketball.