THE JOURNEY TO PHYSICAL THERAPY
I like to think that I took the road less traveled towards becoming a physical therapist. Growing up, I found the human psyche and its integration into everyday interactions extremely interesting. This prompted me to study psychology. After learning about the mind, I desired to gain an understanding of the human body, which led me to study sports medicine. I developed a reverence and fascination for the human body’s capacity to adapt to exercise, as well as recover from injury. Unbeknownst to me, the idea to pursue a career in physical therapy would begin only when a physical therapist asked me, “Have you ever thought about becoming a physical therapist?” After being fortunate to gain acceptance at UT Health, I packed my bags and left Houston for San Antonio, and have been here ever since. The profession of physical therapy found me, and I am thankful every day for being given the opportunity to positively impact the wonderful patients at Momentum Physical Therapy.
LIFE LONG LEARNING
One aspect of the physical therapy profession that I really have come to appreciate is the fact that we have committed to being life-long learners. New research into rehabilitation comes out frequently, and we are in a position to improve our patients’ care by utilizing the most up-to-date information and rehabilitation techniques available. I am definitely excited to continue learning and honing my craft through participation in the OPTIM fellowship program, attending conferences, and gaining insight from my fellow physical therapists.
SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
Going to Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, I had the concept of “Man for Others” imprinted in me early on in my life. Any time that I can help a population or community in need, I will do just that. Most recently, I returned to my hometown of Houston to volunteer with the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. My experience was truly humbling, as it served as a reminder of how one person can make a difference for many. During my time in San Antonio, I have volunteered with Kinetic Kids, the San Antonio Food Bank, the San Antonio Boys and Girls Club, San Antonio Pets Alive, and various race events. I look forward to giving back to the community and spreading positivity when the opportunities arise.
Licensure in Physical Therapy: Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
BS: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX
MSSM: Master of Science in Sports Medicine, Armstrong State University, Savannah, GA
DPT: Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
Certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM), Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM)
MEMBER: UT Health Physical Therapy Alumni Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association