Finding The Cause
When patients receive care from a Physical Therapist, or any health care provider, the patient should not get better by chance. The patient should improve because their provider knows the cause of their condition and will apply the appropriate interventions towards their conditions. As times change, research evolves and helps us find the effective techniques or interventions for specific conditions. It is my responsibility and pleasure to continue finding and learning these new skills, techniques, and interventions for the benefit of my patients. This is why I am still learning from daily experiences in practice, staying current with relevant research articles, and through my enrollment in a manual therapy fellowship program. These efforts are all intended to help me find the latest, greatest, and fastest ways to help my patients get back to their normal, everyday lives.
A Lifelong Learner
I have been in school for nearly my entire life. In fact, there have been only 5 years of my life which I have not had my nose in a book or in a formal education program. I suppose you could say I am a life long learner! However, I would not change anything because I feel my path has led me to become the person I proudly am today—a Physical Therapist. Just as I was fully dedicated to school and have always strived to be the best in everything I attempted, I am committed to getting my patients better, and will not settle for anything less. I feel it is my duty, while I am continually learning, to also be a teacher for all of my patients. Relaying information to them so they understand their conditions and what it is going to take to make them better is an important part of successful outcomes.
Giving Back To The Community
Although I continue to learn, I am more than just a bookworm. I enjoy outdoor activities and sporting events, as well as spending quality time with friends and family. I have participated in Habitat for Humanity for several years, numerous 5K running events for breast cancer awareness and volunteered with various athletic events around the city. Through these events, I hope to encourage people in a direction of a healthy, well-rounded lifestyle. I look forward to always seeking more opportunities to give back to the city and community where I live and work.
- Licensure in Physical Therapy: Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
- DPT: Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
- BS: Bachelors of Science, Health Care Services, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
Quote: “It should not be by chance that a patient gets better, but by knowing the cause of their condition and applying the interventions towards that.”