Who Am I?

More About Me

I first knew I wanted to be a physical therapist at the age of 15, after a football injury led to my first shoulder surgery.  It is truly rewarding to help people accomplish their personal goals, just as my therapist did for me.

I have always been fascinated by the complexity of the human body and the interactions of its many systems as they work together to allow our bodies to function.  I thrive on the challenge to determine what issues are inhibiting the body’s ability to perform desired activities, and then solving those issues.

Communication is a key factor in helping my patients recover successfully.   I empower my patients with  knowledge so they can play an active role in determining their treatment plan.  As my patients participate in their rehabilitation program, they are provided with education so they can maintain improvements made in physical therapy, and prevent future injury.

As a former collegiate athlete, I particularly love to help active individuals maximize their fullest athletic potential. I help my patients understand how to prevent common sports injuries while improving strength, power, endurance, flexibility, and performance.

Experience

I graduated with my Master’s degree in physical therapy in 2002, and have specialized in orthopedics and sports physical therapy my entire career.  I have achieved the following specialty certifications:

  • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
  • Certified ASTYM(R) Practitioner
  • Certified Dry Needling Pratitioner (Cert DN)
  • Certified Myofascial Decompression Practitioner (MFDc)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Certified Clinical Instructor (CI)

Although I chose not to maintain the CSCS certification past 2017, my knowledge and experience in the Strength and Conditioning field is utilized daily.

I am an adjunct faculty at the College of Western Idaho (CWI), teaching orthopedics. I am a certified clinical instructor, and enjoy mentoring younger therapists as they develop into practitioners.

One of my most valued experiences was working on campus at Boise State University for the Idaho Sports Medicine Institute. I had the opportunity to work four years with the elite sports medicine team including the Broncos’ surgeons and physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and exercise physiologist.

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