Neck & Low Back Pain, Orthopedics
Physical Therapist's Assistant (ASPT)- Clarkson College
Elementary education - University of Omaha
What made you choose a medical career?
I spent several years working in wellness and as a personal trainer. I saw people with conditions or problems beyond my skill level and wanted to become more knowledgeable so I could treat a variety of populations.
What are your clinical areas of interest?
I am most interested in the back and neck and have been trained extensively in that area, but all areas of orthopedics are of interest.
What is your philosophy of patient care?
I try to educate patients and make them active participants in their rehab efforts.
How do you spend your free time? (family, hobbies, interests, volunteer activities, etc.)
I teach fitness classes, practice yoga and do gardening. I also assist in teaching students enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Nebraska Methodist College - The Josie Harper Campus.
Provide an interesting anecdote about you.
It was three weeks before my fiancé's birthday and I wanted to surprise him. I was having some problems coming up with ideas, then it hit me... throw a surprise wedding. We had been engaged for over 6 years and just never got around to planning anything. So, I enlisted the help of my parents and a few friends. I got the wedding license, cake, flowers, dress, rings, tent, tables and linens and wedding official all within the three weeks and without him finding out. Surprise! And he was.