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Fitzgibbons joins hospital's therapy services
RUMFORD -- Physical Therapist Garry Fitzgibbons has joined Therapy Services at Rumford Hospital.
He received his bachelor's degree in physical therapy from the University of Connecticut. Previously, he had obtained a BS in math from Worchester State College in Massachusetts. His background includes two years in the Marine Corps, which he says taught him responsibility for himself and others.
Before studying for his physical therapy degree, Fitzgibbons worked as a computer programmer in large corporations in the Hartford area. Realizing he didn't want to spend his life in meetings in big corporations, he returned to school to pursue a profession in which he could work with people, "real people," as he puts it.
After practicing physical therapy in Connecticut for 14 years, Fitzgibbons decided four years ago to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Having spent his freshman year of college at Bates and having vacationed in Maine for many years, he elected to move to Maine permanently. Before coming to Rumford Hospital, he worked in the Augusta area.
Fitzgibbons enjoys working with clients of all ages from young athletes to seniors.
Having been part of a rugby club team for 10 years, he follows rugby closely and also enjoys watching other sports in his leisure time. He exercises regularly and reads extensively.
Fitzgibbons now lives in Farmington where he appreciates the ease of walking to everything as well as the college environment.