Ellen Polachek, PTA
Ellen originally hails from the Chicago, IL area. She graduated with a B.S. in Music Education and received her Master’s in Music. After completing her higher education, Polachek, a lover of music, joined the Air Force and was a part of the Air Force band for 26 years. After retiring from the USAF she attended Medical Careers Institute in Newport News completing Physical Therapy Assistant school in 2013. She gained an interest in becoming a PTA while she was going through physical therapy herself and realized she had an affinity for it and it brought back the feeling of teaching and helping people one on one. Ellen is currently working with the LSVT/BIG program and our RSBW membership. Outside of work, Ellen still enjoys music and is heavily involved in music around the area. In her free time, she enjoys running and skiing.