HOW IT ALL BEGAN
I knew from a young age I wanted to pursue a health career, but never would I have guessed early on I would become a physical therapist. In my adolescence and teenage years, I had my Pulmonologist to thank for keeping me on my feet, and playing all the sports I loved despite my asthma trying to slow me down. I thought this would be the path I would follow, as it meant a lot to me. It wasn’t until I met my chemistry partner while attending UTSA, that I was introduced to the world of PT. He was a double amputee and explained to me that if it wasn’t for physical therapy, he wouldn’t have an amazing quality of life with his wife and two daughters. I knew immediately that I was meant to give back in this way, I was meant to help people achieve their movement and quality of life goals.
DEDICATION TO THE PROFESSION
One of the greatest aspects of this profession is the constant and consistent opportunities to grow as a clinician. I am always pushing myself to improve my treatments and become a more complete clinician for my patients. Currently, I am undergoing fellowship training to becoming specialized in the field of Manual Therapy. These sets of skills that I learn along the way to becoming a fellow will allow me to continue to improve and evolve into a well-rounded clinician. And, along with this continuous learning, I have dedicated myself to stay up to date with the current issues in our profession. I have been to Washington D.C. to advocate on the behalf of our profession and patients to pass bills that will only help further our amazing care.
SERVING MY COMMUNITY
Being from San Antonio, I take a lot of pride in giving back to the community. During my years in Physical Therapy school, I worked with many organizations such as the San Antonio Food Bank, Kinetic Kids, and Habitat for Humanity. One of the best opportunities I was a part of, was helping plan holiday parties for the Kinetic Kids organization and developing a fitness coaching plan for their CrossFit team and coaches. As I grow in my career, I am continuously looking for more opportunities to help serve the community of San Antonio and surrounding areas, along with underserved communities all across Texas.
Licensure in Physical Therapy: Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiner
BS: Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, University of Texas-San Antonio, SanAntonio, TX
DPT: Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX