DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
GET TO KNOW
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."
WHAT ARE YOU FAMOUS FOR AT CTPO?
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.
FAVORITE THING TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK
I love spending time with my husband and two young boys. We enjoy camping, fishing, and hiking with our dog, Ranger. I have participated in a variety of sports over the years including basketball, soccer, and flag football. These days, you can find me wherever Cedar Park Wiffle Ball is played. I love watching sports especially Premier League Soccer and College Football. If I have a moment to myself, I enjoy reading fantasy and dystopian novels.
Hardin-Simmons University - Bachelor of Science
Texas State University - Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Specializing in Pediatric Orthopedics and Sports at CTPO since 2014
FAVORITE TIP FOR PARENTS
A patient's recovery is largely dependent on their consistency with the home exercise program. I find that kids do best at home when the parent is involved especially the first few weeks. This may be simply supervising while exercises are done in the family room or actually performing the exercises together.
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.
MOST HEARTWARMING MOMENT
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.