ROAD TO PHYSICAL THERAPY
When I was young, I always knew that I wanted to choose a career which would allow me to help others. I was introduced to physical therapy in middle school when I volunteered at a hippotherapy clinic. I loved how the children had fun riding horses as part of their physical therapy and seeing the children create relationships with the horses while improving their functional ability was an exciting experience. This sparked an interest and helped me decide my eventual career path. I studied psychology as an undergraduate, feeling that this degree path would better equip me for helping others in all walks of life. Knowing I wanted to eventually become a Physical Therapist, I knew I would be working with patients going through difficult times and being able to connect with them would be vital. After completion of my undergraduate degree, I was accepted into Physical Therapy school at South College in Tennessee. After graduating and passing the licensure exam, I began working at Momentum.
During my Physical Therapy school experience, I had amazing professors who imparted a plethora of wisdom and knowledge that will serve me well for years to come. My educational experience will never be fully complete, as I will always strive to continue expanding my knowledge base to better help patients I treat. Whether it is reading up on the most recent research, completing relevant continuing education courses, and practicing the latest treatment techniques in the clinic, I will always continue my learning to be the best therapist I can be.
Physical therapists have the opportunity to create lifelong changes for patients. There are many aspects that impact the overall patient experience in physical therapy. A few of these aspects are customer service, the knowledge base of the therapist, compassion, and overall results. As a physical therapist, I strive to help my patients achieve lasting change. I want my patients to return to the activities they love and be equipped with the knowledge to maintain their achievements.
Licensure in Physical Therapy: Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
BS: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie, TX
DPT: Doctor of Physical Therapy, South College, Knoxville, TN
MEMBERSHIP: American Physical Therapy Association