- DPT: University of St. Augustine, Austin, TX, 2016
- BS: Health Sciences, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, MA, 2011
- Clinical Fellowship: Currently enrolled, Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, Manual Therapy Institute, Completion expected in 2020
- Member: American Physical Therapy Association, Texas Physical Therapy Association
- Licensure: State of Texas
HOW DID YOU DISCOVER THE BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY?
I learned about the benefits of Physical Therapy while rehabilitating a knee injury in high school, and again in college. I had to take time off from the sports and activities that I loved due to my knee pain. Going through Physical Therapy, and being able to return to those activities without pain, solidified my choice to pursue a career in Physical Therapy. I attended the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston for my undergraduate degree in Health Sciences. Throughout high school and college, I performed with championship winning St. John’s Winter Colorguard, Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps, and The Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps.
WHAT KIND OF EDUCATION DID YOU ATTAIN TO BECOME A PHYSICAL THERAPIST?
Following graduation, I worked as a Physical Therapy Technician in an Out-Patient Orthopedic clinic in New Hampshire. In 2012, I moved to Austin, and worked for 2 years as a Physical Therapy Technician. While at that facility, I also had the opportunity to teach, and run, the Total Gym Gravity Training Program.In 2014, I began my formal Physical Therapy education at the University of St. Augustine in South Austin. The curriculum there placed a heavy emphasis on Manual Therapy techniques. Knowing how important continuing education and further my knowledge are, I plan on beginning the Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship through the Manual Therapy Institute in September of 2017.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT BEING A PHYSICAL THERAPIST?
To me, the most important and enjoyable parts of my job are communication, and education, which help me provide the best possible experience for my patients.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?
Outside of the clinic, I enjoy spending time with my husband Luke, and our 4-legged child Tika, enjoying the outdoors, and cheering on my Boston sports teams.