DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
GET TO KNOW
The best part of my job is the genuine relationships built with patients and their families after caring for them in a time of pain or injury. I hope to connect with each patient and help them learn how to take care of their bodies from childhood to adulthood and the importance of fitness.
I like to call the PT gym “the fun room” and always try to find a way to make exercise enjoyable through games or banter. I enjoy the puzzle of finding out exactly how to get a patient’s “buy-in” regardless of whether it is a bubbly environment, a diagram of anatomical structures or just someone that will listen to their concerns and help them through a difficult time."
WHAT ARE YOU FAMOUS FOR AT CTPO?
My constant smile, calling everyone “sunshine” and my not so great stick figure drawing on exercise sheets.
FAVORITE THING TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK
I love baking and decorating cookies, building things with my hands, renovating reclaimed items, beach volleyball and being outside hiking with my husband, two kids and two dogs.
The University of Texas - Bachelor’s of Nutrition
Texas Woman’s University - Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine
Pediatric Physical Therapist at CTPO since 2011
FAVORITE TIP FOR PARENTS
Now is the time to start developing a healthy understanding of the human body and how important an active, healthy lifestyle will be in the long run.
WHAT DO YOU VALUE MOST AT WORK
I put 110% of myself into patient care and always strive to be the best in the field in regards to keeping up with research and best practices for pediatric orthopedic setting. I genuinely care about the well being of every person who walks through my door.
There are numerous occasions when young patient attempt to perform an exercise and have passed gas. We laugh it off.
MOST HEARTWARMING MOMENT
When you get that email from a previous patient who was so inspired by the time we spent together, they have chosen to pursue and have been accepted to PT school.