- DPT: Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 2018
- BS: Exercise Science, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 2015
- Clinical Fellowship: Currently enrolled, Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, Manual Therapy Institute
- Member: American Physical Therapy Association, Texas Physical Therapy Association.
- Licensure: State of Texas
HOW DID YOU DISCOVER THE BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY?
I was introduced to Physical Therapy after suffering minor sporting injuries and seeing my sister rehabilitate from a traumatic, life threatening injury. However, my true motivation comes from my fascination of the human body. Whether it is injury rehabilitation or observing an Olympian set a new record, I am constantly intrigued by the capacities of the human body to heal, train, adapt and perform. With this in mind, I knew a career in Physical Therapy would provide the perfect balance between utilizing my expertise of the human body and assisting others to meet their goals and return to what they love doing.
WHAT KIND OF EDUCATION DID YOU ATTAIN TO BECOME A PHYSICAL THERAPIST?
The journey to Physical Therapy started at the University of Texas at Austin, earning my horns with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. I then went to Texas State University to grow my bobcat whiskers with a clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy. It was during my undergraduate studies when I was introduced to Austin Manual Therapy Associates and learned the benefits of Manual Therapy plus exercise.
By the time I started my formal Physical Therapy education, I understood that continued education and fellowship-based practice is essential in providing the care my patients deserve. Therefore, I chose to continue improving my quality of care by enrolling in the Manual Therapy Institute in January 2019. Additionally, I have also begun my fellowship training in September of 2020, to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists–the highest level of accreditation a Physical Therapist can achieve.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?
Outside of helping patients get better, I enjoy rooting on my favorite sports teams, running, weight lifting, trail riding and recreational sports.