My name is Meghan Wieser. You’re probably wondering where I went from ‘Wieser’ to ‘Weez.’ Well, over time I’ve slowly accumulated a variety of nicknames ranging from Megaweez, Mega Weezy, Meg Weez, Weez, Schmegs, etc. so that’s where that came from.
I received my undergraduate Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science at University of Delaware in 2013. I then graduated with my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Widener University in 2016. Shortly after passing the licensure exam, I began working at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton, NJ. I work in a split position, so I work in two settings, acute care and outpatient. It’s through this first job after graduating that I’ve become enthusiastic about treating motivated individuals who immerse themselves into their goals and plan of care as much as I do. I wholeheartedly believe that if you have the drive, influence, and grit to improve yourself, you can achieve your goals.
I’m extremely passionate about the field of physical therapy. Without getting too in depth with my thoughts on this on the first blog post, I strongly believe that physical therapists should be a primary musculoskeletal provider for injuries. Fortunately, I think the rest of the world is starting to catch up to this notion as well.
Outside of physical therapy I’m passionate about dance and fitness. A few years ago I lost about 25 pounds over the course of about 4-5 months. Ever since then I have been a huge advocate for health, wellness, nutrition, and physical fitness. I feel that everyone should have some element of this in their life. When I delved into fitness it not only made me happier and more confident about my body, but I became a more happy and confident person all around. More on this topic in a future post, but there’s a little taste for ya.
On to the dancing side of my life. I began dancing a little later in life as far as a dancer goes. Most dancers take their first dance class at 2-3 years old. Well…I was about 10 years old when I set foot into my first hip hop class. And I never turned back. Over the years I began training in other genres of dance including contemporary, jazz, modern, and a little sprinkling of tap to fill in for some shows. I fell in love with the artistic, yet athletic nature of dance and was always eager to improve in technique. Performing on stage once you’ve perfected the choreography is euphoric to me. I minored in Dance while studying at University of Delaware and as fate would have it, I began teaching as an assistant to my first ever dance instructor, Cathy Quigley, in Kennett Square, PA at her performing arts studio Carousel Performing Arts. After graduating from undergrad, dancing kind of fell off the map for me but I never lost my love for it. I love when I get to treat a dancer as a patient in physical therapy because I already feel a special connection to that patient, just through having one common interest.
What I hope to provide with this website is education, advice, insight, guidance, and motivation, (among other things), for anyone looking to emulate their best self through wellness, fitness, mindfulness, etc. My hope is to become your primary musculoskeletal provider and provide information on prevention and treatment of common injuries, not limited to dancers. If you made it this far into the post, thank you! More posts to come on these topics. Go ‘head and click that contact me button if you have any questions or comments about anything so far! Stay weird, folks.