During the first 15 years of my career, I practiced outpatient Occupational Therapy (OT) in the beautiful state of Wisconsin. During that time, I developed a passion for the complex function of the hand and how vital it is for basic functional and recreational activities. When any part of the hand, wrist, elbow or shoulder is not functioning correctly, a person’s level of function can greatly be affected.
In 2013, after completing focused continuing education and extensive clinical training, I became a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). This unique certification helps a vast array of upper extremity diagnoses including, but not limited to, sprains/strains, tendonitis, cumulative trauma injuries, joint reconstruction/ replacement, tendon repairs, amputations, nerve compression syndromes, and fractures.
LICENSURE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY: Texas State Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners
BS: Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, University of WisconsinLaCrosse, LaCrosse, WI
CHT: Certified Hand Therapist
A recent move and job transfer has brought me to the charming city of San Antonio. I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to immerse myself in the diverse culture this community has to offer, as well as the ability to continue my journey to help heal and rehab patients from various hand-related injuries and surgeries. There is no greater moment for me as a therapist than to hear my patients tell me that they are able to return to an activity because I helped them!
Commitment to Learning
Education is the core to being a successful therapist and having a successful therapist/patient relationship. Every day I learn from patients, other therapists, doctors, or by reading the newest research. The medical fi eld is constantly changing and it is important to keep up with the most up to date treatment approaches. It is critical to have the patient involved in their rehabilitation process and that begins with education about their injury and what they should expect during therapy. With a combined commitment to education from both parties, the best outcome can be obtained.