My introduction to Physical Therapy is a unique story. During high school, I was a competitive soccer player and tore my Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). After surgery, I was sent to physical therapy and quickly gained a newfound enthusiasm for the human body and how it works. My physical therapist was extremely knowledgeable, experienced, and down-to-earth; which jumpstarted my interest in the process of healing and rehabilitation. My own career path began in college by observing and volunteering in a variety of clinics including orthopedic outpatient clinics, pediatric clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and inpatient hospitals. These experiences allowed me to gain a well rounded view on a variety of patient populations. After earning my Doctorate of physical therapy at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, I was able to begin my own journey as a Physical Therapist in San Antonio.
LICENSURE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY: Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
BS: Bachelor of Health and Exercise Science with Minor in Psychology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
DPT: Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
MEMBER: American Physical Therapy Association, Texas Physical Therapy Association
What Makes This Job Great
I became a physical therapist not only to help people, but to get to know them on an individual level. The beauty of this profession is the relationships that come from the weeks, and possibly months, of one-on-one time with each patient. I love the fact that, each day, I am able to see a variety of cases, including but not limited to cases involving musculoskeletal, vestibular/balance, cardiopulmonary, women’s health, pediatric, and neurological patients. Every day is different in this field, which keeps me on my toes and constantly striving to improve my knowledge and skills through daily practice, self study, and continuing education courses.
Giving back is an important aspect to each community- it brings people together and encourages growth and opportunity for those in need. Although I am new to the San Antonio area, I am eager to establish a presence in this community through outreach programs and charity functions. I am currently in the process of beginning a non-profit venture that will allow San Antonio health and medical establishments to help less fortunate children and adults worldwide. I look forward to the volunteer opportunities that come with living in this wonderful city.