Helping people live their best lives is at the heart of everything that I do. Over the years in my career as a physical therapist, I have observed that physical, mental, and emotional health are intricately connected. I love physical therapy because helping people improve physical health often improves all other areas of their life. With each patient I treat, it is my goal to make a positive change in the first visit. I want to enable you to be an active agent in your own healing process, and I feel so much satisfaction in providing the means for patients to be highly involved in their own treatment process.
Education has always been a foundational part of my practice. I attended Creighton University Physical Therapy school and graduated in 2008 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy, and I became Board Certified in Orthopedics in 2012. I love learning, and work diligently to keep up to date with the current evidence. While working in California, I had the opportunity to teach in a college setting and always learn best by teaching. I enjoy having students and collaborating with them as they prepare to become physical therapists. I am certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (McKenzie), which is a great tool to help me more quickly assess and treat disorders of the lumbar and cervical spine. I also enjoy utilizing dry needling because of the rapid improvement it produces in patients.
In my free time, I love running and hiking in our beautiful mountains. As a runner myself, helping runners become stronger, more efficient, and injury free is one of my favorite aspects of being a physical therapist.
Orthopedic Specialty: Running injuries, spine, hips, knees
Non-traditional specialty: Vertigo