- DPT: Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 2016
- BS: Exercise and Sports Science, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 2013
- 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?
Physical Therapy became my passion after an encounter I had with a Physical Therapist about 15 years ago, when my younger brother was participating in some Physical Therapy following a hip surgery. My younger brother has Down Syndrome, and is non-verbal, and I took notice of the patience, kindness, and compassion that the Therapist showed my younger brother. It was during that rehabilitation process, where I observed that Physical Therapist work with my brother, I knew that was what I wanted to do for my career.
WHAT KIND OF EDUCATION DID YOU ATTAIN TO BECOME A PHYSICAL THERAPIST?
I obtained both my Bachelors Degree in Exercise and Sports Science, and my Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas State University, and am very proud to be a Bobcat! Prior to Physical Therapy School, I worked as a Physical Therapy Technician in an Out-Patient Orthopedic clinic, and my interest in that aspect of Physical Therapy began to blossom at that time. The curriculum at Texas State University placed a big emphasis on Orthopedics, and, after the first several classes, I knew that was where my passion was, and knew that was what I wanted to pursue. One of the biggest factors that intrigued me about becoming a Physical Therapist, was that we have the opportunity to be “lifetime learners”, and continually hone our skills and further our understanding and knowledge. As a result, I am currently enrolled with the Manual Therapy Institute, and am pursuing my specialization in Orthopedic Manual Therapy.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT BEING A PHYSICAL THERAPIST?
My favorite aspect of the job is getting the chance to be a part of my patients’ lives and help them pursue and achieve their goals.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?
When not helping patients get better, I really enjoy playing recreational sports such as golf, soccer, and softball, spending time with my family, and exercising.