MY PATH TO PHYSICAL THERAPY
Deciding my career path was slightly diff erent than most others; I decided on a career in physical therapy before I really knew much about it. It wasn’t until I started volunteering at a physical therapy clinic that I fell in love with the profession. It was exciting to see patients regain their independence, return to activities they loved, and feel whole again. Seeing their gratitude and appreciation solidifi ed the fact that I was meant to be a Physical Therapist (PT). Once I became a PT, I knew my learning and development had just begun. Completing my Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Texas State University – San Marcos provided me a solid foundation, but I knew I wanted to continue to learn and grow, which is why I decided I had to continue my education through the Manual Therapy Institute. Honing my manual physical therapy skills as well as practicing with and learning from clinical experts, I have recently become a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT).
SHARING OUR KNOWLEDGE
We all deal with aches and pains throughout our lives, but when those aches and pains begin to limit us, who do we turn to? Unfortunately, most of us settle for passive treatments geared to manage our symptoms i.e. decreasing activity, using pain medications. Physical Therapy is well researched and is often proven to be the most eff ective and least invasive treatment approach available. It is my passion to educate the public about physical therapy and remind them to go to a Physical Therapist as their practitioner of choice if they have pain, physical limitations, or when they are looking to increase their activity level and need guidance for proper exercise prescription and progression.
My husband and I moved to the San Antonio area in 2012 and enjoy exploring all the city has to offer; from the restaurants and shops along the Riverwalk, to the parks and trails throughout the city and surrounding areas. My husband and I enjoy running together and completed the San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in December of 2015 and the Dallas Rock ‘n’ Roll half Marathon in March 2016. I try to practice what I preach to my patients by living a healthy and active life.
Licensure in Physical Therapy: Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
BS: Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
DPT: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
FELLOW: American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
MEMBER: Texas Physical Therapy Association and American Physical Therapy Association