After receiving my Doctorate in Physical Therapy, I dove straight into the world of neurological rehabilitation for both adult and geriatric populations (e.g., stroke, Parkinson's disease, general balance, vertigo, multiple sclerosis [MS]). After several years of treating neurologic conditions, I shifted my focus towards orthopedics. I have grown to love treating issues with the neck, shoulders, back, hips, knees, ankles, balance, and endurance. I enjoy working with people at different "levels," given my experience working across a number of different settings, including inpatient rehabilitation, home health, and outpatient PT. This rich practical experience has allowed me to go from treating triathletes to those learning to use a walker for the first time post-op all in the same day! The wellness portion of my business refers to my belief that people should seek "prehab" whenever thinking about trying a new sport/hobby or entering a new stage of life such as parenting!
I have recently taken on the joy of being a stepfather! I am learning a lot and enjoying the process (both the ups and downs). I am slowly getting back into tennis and high-intensity Interval training as I want to regain my health to be a good role model for my clients! I love sci-fi/fantasy action movies, foods from all types of cultures, and being near the water.
Doctor of physical therapy (DPT), Andrews University
Bachelors in psychology, Andrews University
Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS)
Neurological Clinical Specialist (NCS)
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