grant waller ankeny iowa

Staff Spotlight: Grant Waller

grant waller headshot iowaWhat is your name?

Grant Waller, ATC, LAT

What is your role at ARC Physical Therapy+?

Athletic Trainer in Iowa

Who or what inspired you to get into the athletic training space? 

I was always fascinated watching people run out onto the field during games to help athletes. I told my mom that’s exactly what I wanted to do when I was older, to help and support athletes. I love being around sports and since playing pro wasn’t in the cards, why not be involved in them.

What do you like most about your work at ARC Physical Therapy+?

Getting to work with new individuals every day, creating new relationships, and the number of relationships and events I get to attend at Ankeny High School.

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about the body or athletic training?

We’re not glorified water boys. We see athletes at their highest highs, but also at their lowest points of life and get to help them grow as individuals. I also wish more people knew that being double jointed isn’t a real thing. 

Do you have a favorite memory or experience as an ATC you would like to share?

Being involved in Ankeny High School’s 2020 Volleyball and Football State Championships!

grant waller ankenyWhere are you from?

Van Meter, Iowa

Where did you go to school?

Van Meter High School 

Are you involved with any outside organizations? If so, what?

My college fraternity Alpha Tau Omega – I’m a member of the Board of Trustees (BoT).

What do you like to do in your free time?

I enjoy being outside, photographing sunsets, hunting, and Star Wars.

How do you like to celebrate a win or a good day?

Going to get some wings and waters 😊

What is your favorite quote or saying?

“We’re all pretty bizarre. Some are just better at hiding it, that’s all.” – The Breakfast Club

grant waller friendsFavorite Sports Team?

Florida Gators, KC Chiefs, Jaguars

Sweet or salty?

Salty for sure 

Coffee or tea?

Iced coffee

Beach or mountains?

Beach

Go out or stay in?

Going out with the boys

Anything else you’d like to share?

I was a GAP baby

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