In a career that spans more than 25 years, Fred Loeffler has experience in nearly every aspect of physical therapy.
From athletic training and inpatient and outpatient services to department management and private practice ownership, Fred is a seasoned professional who enjoys patient care and the personal side of the profession.
“I like interacting with people—everybody has a different story, and they bring their life experiences with them,” Fred says. “I’ve always enjoyed it, and I can’t see that changing.”
As a former high school athlete from a small farming community in Illinois, Fred has always been interested in athletics and the human body. Transforming that interest into a successful career, he says, began with the undergraduate athletic training certificate program he completed at IUPUI in the late 1980s. At the time, the program was led by Jay Bradley, who is now a PETM clinical assistant professor and director of internship programs.
“It’s the place where I first developed my professional career, and Jay played a big part, helping to form my outlook on the profession, which turned into a real love for what I do.”