A lot of physical therapists have a story about how physical therapy helped them or one of their loved ones, and then their eyes were opened to the world of PT. I was lucky enough not to have had that experience personally, but I knew I wanted a career that combined sport, science, and people, and PT was that perfect combo for me. It wasn’t until college as an athletic training student that I really saw the potential of rehabilitative medicine.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from The University of Texas at Austin where I spent time working with collegiate athletes and learning from certified athletic trainers and physical therapists. I earned my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, and I am currently pursuing my clinical fellowship from the Manual Therapy Institute.
My favorite part about being a physical therapist is being able to connect with my patients while fostering a healing environment. Each patient is an individual that presents uniquely and should be treated as such.
When I’m not in the clinic, I like to spend time with my husband, Rob, and my dog, Olive. I enjoy hiking, spending time in the gym, supporting the Longhorns, watching trash TV, and eating Tex-Mex.