As someone who enjoys a variety of physically demanding activities, I am no stranger to injury. I have experienced the positive effects, both physical and emotional, that physical therapy has on those with injuries. As an adolescent ballet dancer, chronic hip pain kept me from performing at my highest level. Three hip surgeries in my teen years repaired the structural damage, but physical therapy is what got me back to performing my favorite activities pain free. Today I enjoy rock climbing, biking, river rafting, swing dancing, playing viola, and backpacking- not always without injury, but always with the comfort of knowing physical therapy can help me heal.
I am excited to join Hand and Orthopedic Physical Therapy Specialists as an Orthopedic Resident and to contribute my personal experiences to the incredible expertise of Todd Schwartz’s orthopedic team. I completed my Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Utah, during which time I sought extracurricular experience treating a wide variety of patients at the Skaggs Patient Wellness Center and the Student Run Pro Bono clinic. Since graduating, I have become certified in spinal manipulation and Graston Technique in order to offer a wider variety of treatments for patients with orthopedic injuries. I am grateful to be a part of a profession, a clinic, and a team that creates such meaningful change in our patients’ lives.