Dr. Corey Hunt has introduced a new employee to his staff and one he knows quite well.
Hayley Hunt has recently joined her father’s family practice, Compass Family Medicine, as a massage therapist.
The father-daughter combination work together in the same office but they still work separate meaning that a massage is not part of the package deal when visiting Corey Hunt.
Hayley Hunt graduated from Augusta School of Massage in Evans, Ga. this year and is certified in massage therapy. She says the certification happened in six months and she attended school Monday through Friday and sometimes Saturdays.
She describes the Georgia school as a well established school and she was trained in many different techniques including: neonatal, sports and compression, myofascial, aromatherapy and many different Asian techniques.
She said the school wanted to expose the students to as many side of massage therapy.
While she says she doesn’t use it all, at least she has the knowledge.
Corey Hunt is definitely proud of his daughter and says, “I’m glad to be able to put massage therapy into my practice.”
He adds it’s a way to make the patient feel better upon leaving his office.
Hayley Hunt actually focuses on sports and compression and a more medically focused massage atmosphere since she is in a doctor’s office.
The spa atmosphere is not her area and instead she works to reduce pain and stress. Her therapy is all abut recuperation and healing.
“I’ve always enjoyed working with my hands and assisting people with pain management,” says Hayley Hunt, “Massage is one of those areas that you can help people and you can feel the tension lesson.”
While Hayley Hunt enjoys helping others through massage therapy she understands that she cannot do it all and cannot cure everyone’s problems.
That’s why she enjoys working alongside her father. Whenever someone has a medical issue arise, she can gently tell the patient and then call her dad to help out the patient if they’d like or let them know that she cannot cure them.
“I want to be in collaboration because it’ll be more beneficial with the patient,” explains Hayley Hunt, “I like being able to tell people of where they can go to get (issues) fixed.”
As she points out, she is all about honesty.
“If I don’t tell them (what’s wrong), it’s like cheating,” she says.
Hayley Hunt says her father is very easygoing and easy to talk to plus he gets things done quickly.
Corey Hunt says that there’s a great need for massage therapy in this town as well as his patient population.
Another aspect of Hayley Hunt’s massage therapy is that The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) still very much applies to her therapy. In addition to being a licensed massage therapist, Hayley Hunt is also certified in CPR, diabetes awareness and preparative training to name a few.
Hayley Hunt is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and does half-house and hour increments. She will work around people’s schedule and schedule evening and Saturday hours as necessary.
For more information, contact Compass Family Medicine at 276-4860.