MY PATH TO PHYSICAL THERAPY
I always knew that I wanted to work somewhere in the health care field. I did not know exactly where the right fit for me was, but I had a lot of great role models in my life with my dad being a US Air Force Physician, my mom an Occupational Therapist, my grandfather a Physical Therapist, and my grandmother a Nurse. I initially thought I wanted to be a Physician. While shadowing a Physician one summer, an emergency came up and he asked if I would mind shadowing a Physical Therapist for the day. After spending a day with the PT, I knew that I had found my calling. I was drawn to the profession by the way the PT was able to take a hands-on approach to patient care and really get to know her patients so that she could help them meet their individual goals. One of the things that I continue to love about the PT profession is meeting new people and working with them to problem solve and find ways to help them meet their goals.
CONTINUING MY JOURNEY
One of my favorite parts of about the Physical Therapy profession is the opportunity to continue to learn. I enjoy keeping up with the most current evidence-based treatment and improving my manual skills. I am constantly looking for continuing education opportunities so that I can give my patients the best chance to meet their goals. Learning is a life long process, and I am constantly looking for new opportunities to better myself and provide the best care possible.
SERVING THE COMMUNITY
Outside of the clinic, I enjoy looking for opportunities to give back to the community. Growing up in a military family, I have gained a great appreciation for our military. I have participated with the Wounded Warrior Project and The Fisher House Foundation. I have also participated with Foundations such as the San Antonio Food Bank, Project Mend, Kinetic Kids, and Haven for Hope. Part of the reason I was driven to become a Physical Therapist is my strong desire to help those in need. I find that these foundations provide me with the opportunity to help others even when I am not working in the clinic.
Licensure in Physical Therapy: Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
BS: Bachelor of Science, Major: Psychology, Minor: Biology, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD
DPT: Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of the Incarnate Word School of Physical Therapy, San Antonio, TX
MEMBER: American Physical Therapy Association