Our 321Go Kids Team

We are a group of adults who love to celebrate your family! Our passion is you and your family.
We invite you on the journey of becoming a part of the 321Go Community.

Lexie May

Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist Assistant

I get to work with kiddos everyday helping them to overcome obstacles and reach their goals in a fun and exciting environment!

When did you first know you wanted to pursue a career in therapy? I decided to pursue a career in therapy when I was a student in high school. Throughout my participation in sports (and through dealing with the injuries that oftentimes come with them), I spent quite a bit of time working with athletic trainers and physical therapists. The experiences and results I had were great. I also had an uncle who, after an accident at work, spent a lot of time in a hospital with an intense focus on daily therapy. I helped out in many of his PT sessions and observed many others, constantly asking questions, because I found it so intriguing. Through all of these experiences, I found some new mentors and was able to choose a career path that involved both athletic training and physical therapy.

Who inspires you in your profession? I went to The University of Evansville for both of my degrees (athletic training and physical therapist assistant). Through my experiences at UE and through my clinical rotations at other sites, I found many people who inspire me all for different reasons. Most notably are two of my clinical instructors (Chris Henke and Bill Breuninger), my AT Program Adviser (Jeff Tilly), and the Head Athletic Trainer at UE (Terry Collins).

What is your favorite way to engage with kids? I think that the best way to engage with kids is through interactive play based on their interests. There is no better way to learn than through exploring the world around us, and what better way to do that than through play?

Tell us about a challenge that you watched a child overcome. Working in the world of early childhood education throughout college and during my outpatient clinical rotation and other required fieldwork, I have worked around children in a variety of capacities. One situation in which I recall seeing a child struggling isn’t necessarily actually therapy-based. It is when a new kiddo started coming to the preschool I worked at. He really struggled with separation anxiety from his mom, who he had spent nearly every moment of his first three years of life with. The first few days were really hard on everyone (him, mom, the employees at the preschool, and even the other kiddos around him who were used to their routines), but through working with him, spending time with him, comforting, and helping him cope with change, everyone at the preschool was able to help him warm up and really start to enjoy learning and interacting with everyone. It was such an exciting moment a few weeks later to see him excited to come into school and when mom came to get him, he actually didn’t want to leave. He had found an extra family to be a part of, and he couldn’t wait to tell his mom all about everything he was doing at school and all of the new friends he had made. Although this example of challenge isn’t necessarily what you may think of regarding therapy, I’m finding that 321Go Kids is a very similar environment, where everyone we meet eventually becomes a part of the family and where we can all celebrate life and victories together.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, spending time outdoors (hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc.), traveling, exercising, and watching sports.


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