What made you choose a medical career?
I was first introduced to physical therapy after suffering injuries while playing high school sports. My experiences first as a patient, then shadowing in a PT clinic, and later working as a rehab technician sparked an interest in me to pursue a career in physical therapy.
What are your clinical areas of interest?
Working in outpatient orthopedics, we treat many patients with spine, shoulder and knee pain. I try to incorporate manual therapy techniques to improve mobility and decrease pain. I couple this with therapeutic exercises to increase range of motion, strength, and stability.
What is your philosophy of patient care?
My mission is to show compassion for every patient and to treat them as if I were treating a family member. I believe communication is key, especially during the initial evaluation to gain rapport with the patient. My treatments focus on helping patients achieve their highest level of function.
How do you spend your free time? (family, hobbies, interests, volunteer activities, etc.)
Outside of work, I enjoy spending my time with my wife, Laurie, as well as family and friends. I get most of my workouts with my dog, Champ. I am an avid sports fan, whether I’m playing or watching them. My favorite teams to cheer on are the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Chicago Cubs.