I love getting to hang out with kids each day. Most are athletes and I can relate on that level. Some are not into sports, but we find a common interest like a Netflix show, favorite book series or video game. I enjoy developing a trusting friendship with these kids, especially the shy ones that show a little more of their personality as the weeks go by."
If I were to guess… I occasionally toss a ball in my hands while waiting on a patient. I’ve been known to bring “life” to the cast saws in the office. Last year, they became R2D2 for Halloween. This year they channeled their inner minion personality. I always say “thank you” at the end of each work day to the front office staff. I always wear my hair up. I can’t stand working with my hair in my face.
Spending time outside with my fiancé, Chris, and dog, Ranger… camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, etc. If I’m feeling lazy I always love a good nap with my cat, Mr. Skip.
Hardin-Simmons University - Bachelor of Science
Texas State University - Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine - Currently training
5+ years of specializing in Pediatric Orthopedics and Sports at CTPO
My only children are a lab puppy and an obese cat. I don’t know if it’s my place to give advice to a parent that’s literally parenting little humans.
Can’t say there has been one funny moment that stands out amongst all of them. Whenever a patient accidentally toots in clinic, you can’t help but giggle. Usually, the parents are laughing along with us.
I was asked via handwritten note by one of my 5-year-old patients to come to his first t-ball game. After receiving a note like that, I had to go. When he saw me at the field, he was so happy. He was showing off his uniform and baseball cap. He wanted to share his post-game snack. It was a fun experience.