Trina Bassak, DPT

Trina Bassak, DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) is currently a home health Physical Therapist who is totally blind.

Trina working with patient

Schooling

She started her journey through school with low vision as a result of congenital glaucoma and then a retinal detachment right after high school. Despite the difficulties, she went on to college and graduated from the University of Scranton. After 2 years working in an outpatient therapy clinic, the other retina detached leaving her without any useable sight.

Vision Rehabilitation Services

She had services including orientation and mobility through Pennsylvania Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services, allowing her to continue working.

Getting Her Doctorate of Physical Therapy

She later returned to college in order to keep up with her field, graduating in 2011 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

Still Working as a Physical Therapist

After a move to Colorado in 2015 and getting connected with the Colorado Department of Vocational Rehabilitation to assist with accommodations, Trina continues to work in the profession she is passionate about.

Leisure Activities

She also enjoys gardening, roller-skating and being a 4-H leader with her husband. She recently tried cross country skiing and has started horseback riding and she is looking forward to being a peer advisor for Vision Aware.

Be sure to read her personal story The Job Hunt for a Physical Therapist Who is Blind"

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