Even before going to physical therapy school working as a physical therapy technician, I have always had a passion for treating patients with hand and upper quadrant problems. That passion has continued now for over 25 years. I love the intricate nature of the hand and upper extremity and how very vital its function is in our lives whether engaging in our occupational duties, recreational activities, playing a musical instrument, competing in our sport of choice, or simply holding our child. I had a professor once say that “the eyes may be the window to our soul but the hand is the extension of our soul”.
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to treat such a wonderfully broad range of individuals: professional athletes, professional musicians, tactical athletes (firemen, police officers, SWAT, and military service men and women), adults from 18-98, children and even the occasional toddler. I truly love the people I serve! I graduated in Physical Therapy from the University of Utah in 1994. I have been a Board Certified Hand Therapist since 1999.
I am ASTYM certified provider, an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, an Emergency Medical Responder, a volunteer in my community, an avid weight lifter, an outdoorsman, a caregiver for a quadriplegic brother-in-law, a husband and a father of four. My ultimate goal as a hand therapist is to provide a calm healing environment that allows you to recover and put control of your life back in your hands!
Orthopedic Specialty: Hand/wrist/elbow, arthritis, and trauma