DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
GET TO KNOW
My favorite part of my job is the connections I get to make with my patients and their families, as well as the positive role I get to play in their life by aiding in their journey to pain-free activities.
Having them return to the clinic so happy after getting back into their favorite activities without any issues is the best feeling in the world!"
WHAT ARE YOU FAMOUS FOR AT CTPO?
I’m probably currently known as the newbie, as I'm the newest Physical Therapist on the team. I think I’m also jokingly known as the "maternity relief physical therapist" as we have two therapists taking maternity leave a month apart from one another.
FAVORITE THING TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK
There’s a lot outside of work I like to do! I love lifting weights, rock climbing, yard games, sand volleyball, paddle boarding, dusting off my old soccer cleats from time to time, finding new places to eat around town, exploring and hiking, and spending quality time with friends and family.
Doctor of Physical Therapy at Texas State University in San Marcos
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology- Exercise Science and Minor in Biology at The University of Texas at Austin
Sports Residency Graduate from Olympic Sports and Spine in Tacoma, WA
FAVORITE TIP FOR PARENTS
I will do everything in my power to ensure your child's success, but then it's up to your child to put in the work. So, I hope they're ready to get better as much as I want them to get better, and if not, that's where I encourage you as the parent(s) to help with their motivation at home!
Hard to pinpoint just one, but there are lots of goofy moments that happen daily. My favorite is when a patient comes in with the willies and giggles and it turns into such a silly mess that I end up snort-laughing.
MOST HEARTWARMING MOMENT
Once a patient came back years after treatment to bring me a gift as a symbol of gratitude after helping her get back to dancing and lifting weights following a severe injury from a car accident as a teen. The fact that she went out of her way years later to connect and say thank you for all I helped her with physically, mentally, and emotionally, meant the world to me.