- Board-Certified: Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
- Fellow: American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
- DPT: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 2013
- MS: Physical Therapy, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 2001
- BS: Exercise Physiology & Health & Fitness Management, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 1997
- Clinical Fellowship: Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, Manual Therapy Institute, Dallas, TX, 2004
- Member: American Physical Therapy Association, Texas Physical Therapy Association, Private Practice Section of the APTA
- Licensure: State of Texas
- Location: Far West Boulevard
HOW DID YOU DISCOVER THE BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY?
I discovered the benefits of physical therapy from personal experience after sustaining an injury while playing high-school sports. Physical therapy helped me overcome my sports injury without the need for surgery, and that’s always a plus for any athlete. But it wasn’t until I was in a car accident during the summer of my senior year that I really learned how physical therapy could change someone’s life for the better. Although I was not seriously hurt in this accident, a close friend of mine was. As he underwent physical therapy, I saw his transformation from being incapacitated to getting his full motion back thanks to the efforts of his physical therapist.
WHAT KIND OF EDUCATION DID YOU ATTAIN TO BECOME A PHYSICAL THERAPIST?
My friend’s successful injury rehab helped me define my career goals during my senior year. I saw how gratifying it would be to participate in such a life-improving process. I made the commitment to dedicate my life to helping others like my friend’s physical therapist helped him. I went on to college and after receiving my BS in exercise physiology, I pursued my master’s degree in physical therapy.
Because I have a desire to constantly improve my care, I continued to advance my education by enrolling in the Manual Therapy Institute’s clinical fellowship program for orthopedic manual therapy. I am now a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, a distinction shared by only a small percentage of physical therapists in the entire country.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?
When not helping patients get better, I like to spend my free time with my wife Kristi, daughter Isabella, and son Koen. I also enjoy running, hiking, and camping in the Texas hill country.