Why am I a Physical Therapist?
What originally led me to the Physical Therapy profession was my extensive background in athletics. I was fortunate to play soccer at the Division 1 level, and continue past college to play semi-professionally. With this experience came an intimate knowledge of human performance, the body, and of course; injury. This rich history in athletics led me to become a personal trainer and aide at a PT clinic, and so began my love for the profession.
I see myself as an educator. One who shares knowledge in such a way to lead people down a path toward physical proficiency, and in turn, freedom from pain. The relationship a physical therapist develops with a patient is the primary reason I love being a PT. It is never a dull day when helping people achieve their goals. I am fascinated by the workings of musculoskeletal system, and fulfilled by imparting this passion for health and the human body on others.
Continuing Education Commitment
I plan to pursue education in the Functional Movement Systems approach, the Postural Restoration Institute, and higher level certifications in Functional Dry Needling. These certifications will further my understanding of postural influences and compensatory strategies.
Professional and Community Activities
I have been a personal trainer since 2008 and stay actively involved in the fitness industry as a result. I am a certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and enjoy providing assist in programming workouts and coaching group classes. I also participate regularly in recreational soccer leagues and try to maintain semblance of my younger days as an athlete.
Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) – 2014
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) – 2012
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) – University of Washington 2012
Bachelor of Arts – Washington State University 2008