Why am I a Physical Therapist?
I have always enjoyed working with patients to improve their quality of life, helping them recover from injury, improving performance in recreational and competitive athletics, and just participating in the activities they love. I love the relationships I am able to build with my patients as their therapist. Often times, the therapist gets to play many different roles in the patient's recovery, and I strive to be the best at all of those roles.
Continuing Education Commitment
I plan on pursuing certifications in dry needling, aquatic therapy, and becoming a manual therapy fellow. Attending conferences, seminars, and classes, both locally and nationally, is a great way to talk with other therapists and gain a new perspective on patient care.
Professional and Community Activities
I also hold my national athletic training certification, this allows me to be involved in the prevention and management of injuries of adolescent athletes. I enjoy providing medical coverage to athletic events from local high schools to recreation leagues to the Special Olympics. I think volunteering for events like that are a great way for me to give back using my areas of training.
Georgia Southern University, Bachelor's of Science dual majoring in Athletic Training and Exercise Science - 2009
Elon University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy - 2013
Certified Athletic Trainer