Dayanand is a Physical Therapist. He received his masters degree in India. In 2007,Dayanand came to America and settled in El Paso, Texas. He received his doctorates degree at A.T. Still University in Arizona. Dayanand is a father and a husband. He has two daughters, one is in 7th grade and the other in Kindergarten, and a wife who is a homemaker.
Dayanand started working in this community in 2010. He says “I love being in the community and helping as much as I can.” Outside of volunteering at the clinic, Dayanand works for a group of nursing homes helping to rehabilitate those who are typically 60+ years old. He also performs home safety checks making sure that patients who return home are safe. Here at the clinic, works with patients who have pains in the various parts of their body, like the shoulders, knees, or back. He instructs patients on how to regain strength if they are experiencing muscle weakness. He also helps with balance issues and dizziness.
Thank you Dayanand for Volunteering!
Jessica Oakes is a Registered Dietitian. Coming from Wayne County, Indiana, she attended Purdue University for 4 years. In May of 2017, Jessica graduated from Purdue with a major in Nutrition and Dietetics paired with a minor in Spanish. She then finished her dietetic internship, 1200 hours of supervised practice, to become a Registered Dietitian. She got married in September.
Jessica began helping the Montgomery County Free Clinic in October and now she will be making visits twice a month to help educate and guide people with their diet. She helps people who suffer from a health condition that limits their diet or those who just want to start eating healthier. She enjoys her work most when her patients develop the motivation to make a change in their diet. Some of the help she provides include how to read food labels, MyPlate dietary needs, as well as education on the patients’ specific health conditions. Using her Spanish minor, she is even able to help those who only speak Spanish.
Thank you Jessica for Volunteering!