Balance & Gait Disorders, Geriatrics, Osteoporosis, Stroke & Neurological Disorders, Maternal Back, Oncology Rehabilitation, Orthopedics
Bachelor of Arts and Science in History, 1996, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Masters in Physical Therapy, 1998, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Senior therapist on Methodist's Clinical Ladder
Nebraska Physical Therapy Association (NPTA) Clinical Excellence Award, 2004
What made you choose a medical career?
I have always wanted to make a living helping people and physical therapy combined my love of people and physical activity/sports.
What are your clinical areas of interest?
I enjoy working in multiple areas and started in acute care and orthopedics. Currently, I have specialized in geriatrics, outpatient neurological rehabilitation and balance. I give lectures on wound care at two area Physical Therapy Assistant colleges and have given community lectures on osteoporosis as well.
What is your philosophy of patient care?
I feel my greatest role as a physical therapist is to be that of an educator and guide. In our current health care environment we are unable to see patients as long or as often as they may need to get back to 100%. My goal is to teach my patients what they need to do to get better and stay better, well after they are done seeing me.
How do you spend your free time? (family, hobbies, interests, volunteer activities, etc.)
Sports, in particular playing volleyball and watching Husker football, camping, reading, scrap booking and traveling.