Lorelei Thompson

Physical Therapist

Began at Teachwell:

 1996

Why did you choose this field?

I wanted to work with children and adults and helping to improve their quality of life.   

What or who most inspires you? 

My family is my inspiration.  I am also inspired by the children and families that I have the opportunity to work with and the obstacles they overcome. 

Why Teachwell?

 I started at TeachWell many years ago for the opportunity to work with children

What keeps you motivated? 

The smiles and laughter of the children that I work with are very motivating.   The sparkle in their eye when they learn to walk, jump, propel a wheelchair, catch a ball, ride a trike or bike or be independent is wonderful.

How do you hope to make a difference? 

My hope is that I can help a child be more independent and confident as they play and interact with their family and friends.  

Favorite subject in school?

Biology and Anatomy

What is your background experience – degrees, experience, skills? 

I have a BS in Biology from USD and a BS in Physical Therapy from UND.  I worked at Avera McKennan for 5 years providing therapy in the areas of inpatient rehab, aquatic therapy, the NICU, general pediatrics, and acute physical therapy.  I started at EDEC in 1996 providing service to the Brandon Valley school district.  My specialty areas are pediatrics, neuro-rehab, and aquatic therapy.

What is the one thing you would like people to know about you?

 I like to laugh.

What quirky thing are you known for around the office?

I have difficulty getting to places on time.