Why I am a Physical/Occupational Therapist: I became a physical therapist because I wanted to work in a profession where I could work closely with people on a personal level in order to help them improve their lives. Physical therapists get to spend more time directly with patients than most medical professions, so I get the chance to get to know my patients well. Physical therapy also fits multiple interests of mine: sports/physical fitness, anatomy and physiology, and solving problems.
Continuing Education Commitment: I am continuously working to improve my knowledge base and set of skills in order to expand my treatment options and techniques. I am currently achieving a Certification in Manual Therapy from the Institute of Manual Physiotherapy and Clinical Training (IMPACT), which I will complete in May 2015.
Personal Interests: In my spare time I like to get outside, no matter the weather. My favorite activities include hiking, camping, gardening, hunting, fishing, basketball, and watching Seattle sports. Go Huskies!
University of Puget Sound, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2013.
University of Washington, Bachelors of Science in Physiology, with a minor in Chemistry, 2010.