A personalized Approach to your Well-Being, Feel better, Move Better, Be Better Meet Chryston Fadeyi, Dr. of Physical Therapy
Q: How old were you when you knew you wanted to pursue a career in Healthcare?
CF: Gosh I can’t even remember it has been so long … as old as I can remember. Originally I wanted to be a veterinarian at like 5 years old till my freshman year in high school then I was introduced to PT/OT (I was in a magnet health program that introduced various health career fields) and I fell in love and stuck with this path since.
Q: Did you consider going to another University before choosing the University of Central Florida?
CF: I considered Florida Gulf Coast as my tie breaker between being an Occupational Therapist and a Physical Therapist but I was accepted to both except FGC messed up my residency information so I chose UCF and I loved the campus more. Best decision EVER!
Q: How did the name Refine Therapy originate?
CF: Refined Therapy & Wellness was not the original name of the company but after really thinking about our company focus we realized our focus is about fine tuning subtle imperfects to improve people health, and wellness. That is when Refined came to us and there was a sense of peace, we both felt and that was it.
Q: Can you share with our audience some of the services and treatments you provide to your patients?
CF: We provide individualize treatment for many diagnosis that fall under pregnancy and post-partum, pelvic floor pain and dysfunction as well as post-surgical diagnosis. To list a few; Pubic Symphysis Pain & Pain with Intercourse, Diastasis Recti, Cesarean Recovery, Incontinence, Endometriosis, Vulvodynia, Vaginismus, Coccydynia, Pelvic Floor Spasms, Uterine Fibroid Myomectomy, Hysterectomy, Mastectomy, and Colorectal surgeries.
Q: Can you tell our audience one of your most memorable moments your career?
CF: My most memorable moment of my career came from a patient story. I had a woman who was diagnosed with vaginismus. She was married and had been for two years. Due to her diagnosis she was unable to consummate her marriage and the couple was concerned about their ability to start a family. After many treatments and diligent work on her part, she brought her husband to what was to be her last treatment. I was brought to tears when the couple shared the great news that they finally were able to consummate their marriage. Not only were they finally able to but she was able to enjoy, and they were all set to begin their journey of starting a family. That moment solidified for me what it’s all for … something that seemed small to me changed a whole family!
Q: What’s one lesson you’ve learned in your career that you can share with our audience?
CF: You may not be a professional but you know your body better than anyone, trust your “gut.” And if you feel like you don’t know your body, get to know it ;)
Q: Which woman inspires you and why?
CF: My great grandmother. She is 90 (almost 91) and is still strong and independent. She birthed 13 children and raised 16 and till this day her family is her world. Growing up in the back woods of Alabama during some of the worst times our country has faced racially and financially so is my definition of strong black women. She is a reminder to me if she can do it so can I and I endeavor to make her and all my ancestors proud of the women I’ve become and the legacy I will leave.
Q: What are some of the challenges you feel women face today?
CF: Lack of equality in the health field. Women’s health is not advancing as it should. Many gynecologists miss diagnosis that should not be missed and are not educating women on all available methods of treatment and prevention. And don’t get me started on insurance and the lack of coverage for female specific issues and diagnosis.
Q: What advice would you give to young women who want to succeed in the workplace?
CF: Continue to hone your skills and your craft. Pursue knowledge and ask questions if the answer seems lost on you. Your mind and talents are something no one can take from you.
Four Things About Dr. Chryston Fadeyi
1. What were you like as a student?
Diligent but easy going. I tried not to stress too much over things I couldn’t control but still come with my A game.
2. If you were a superhero, what would your special powers be?
I would be a healer, only fitting right!
3. What app can’t you live without?
Notes, I put everything in notes. If I lost that I feel like my world would cease to exist as I know it.
4. Which celebrity do you most identify with?
I haven’t found my celebrity spirit animal yet!
Dr. Chryston Fadeyi