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>My treatment philosophy begins with the idea that all movement issues are created by two possible problems: a mobility restriction or a motor control issue. By keeping the assessment simple I am able to quickly and accurately identify the root cause of the movement problem. Once the problem is identified, the appropriate treatment approach is tailored to each patients specific needs and goals for physical therapy.
I wouldn’t consider myself to have a specialty but my passion lies in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy. I have worked hard to ensure that I can successfully treat nearly all orthopedic movement dysfunctions spanning all ages.
Master of Physical Therapy California State University Sacramento
BS in Exercise Biology from University of California Davis
Why did you become a Physical Therapist?
My journey toward becoming a physical therapist began when I was twenty years old following a dirt bike accident. I spent five days in the hospital with various injuries including a concussion, lacerated kidney with internal bleeding, and a herniated disk in my low back. Even though most of my time I was surrounded by family and friends the uplifting attitude of the physical therapist kept me motivated to return to form. No matter how down I was, my therapist always improved my outlook through exercise and interpersonal connection. Now I get to have a similar positive impact on all of my patients.
What is most exciting about your job?
The most exciting aspect of my job is when I have a new patient walk in the door. Each new patient presents a unique movement dysfunction that I view like solving a puzzle. No two patients are the same and figuring out the most effective way to solve each patient’s movement problem keeps PT exciting.
What are your interests?
I am an outdoor enthusiast. Some of my hobbies include: fly fishing, archery hunting, camping, hiking, golf, rock climbing, snowboarding, paddle boarding, basketball, and beach volleyball.