Why am I a Physical Therapist?
I truly enjoy what I do and love working in a field that offers so much to each individual. It is a wonderful experience to improve someone’s quality of living. Educating patients is very rewarding, because it teaches individuals about their specific problems and how their role in the rehabilitation process is just as, if not more, important than that of the therapist. It is a great feeling to be able to empower patients. This education goes beyond patients to the general public and professionals.
Unique Skills and Emphasis
My emphasis is on manual therapy, and through this training and many years of experience I believe I can relate to patients and make them feel comfortable in a sometimes uncomfortable or scary situation. I am very dynamic, and can push patients to new levels and remain somewhat unassuming.
Continuing Education Commitment
I believe keeping continuing education updated is important for increasing my knowledge base, and to treat patients with the most updated and wide ranging techniques. I have taken a considerable amount of continuing education, focusing on manual therapy. This allows me to look at the person as a whole, and treat all dysfunctions that may be contributing to the original problem. My education, along with significant patient education, is a very positive combination for the rehabilitation process.
What patients are saying about Erika
-"I can’t believe what a difference you have made in my life!"
-"I have learned so many things that I have been doing wrong for all these years, and now it feels good to play sports again. I didn’t know you don’t have to hurt when you play."
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy Ithaca College, 1988
Manual Therapy Certification University of St. Augustine, 2003
Certified Provider Trigger Point Dry Needling