Why I am a Therapist?
As a physical therapist I can make a positive difference in peoples’ lives helping them to overcome physical obstacles and achieve their goals. I love the relationships I am able to build with my patients as their therapist working with them to improve their quality of life, helping them recover from an injury, improving performance in recreational and competitive athletics, and just participating in the activities they love. This is what truly brings value to my career.
I have a strong background and passion for helping people affected by neuro-muscular deficits and disorders including stroke and brain injury, post-surgical and the traumatically injured. The first 16 years of my career have been devoted to a hospital and an inpatient rehab setting. After my transition to Sheridan from Casper, WY I quickly found the joy in working at Core Physical Therapy and the exciting challenges this setting brings. Recently, I have taken an intensive STOTT™ Pilates course in order to become a certified instructor with the goal to add a more unique approach in assisting patients to develop core strength and prevent injury. The knowledge I have gained from this course work has given me better balance in my own life. Performing Pilates has given me the perfect balance of strength and flexibility in my body that lets me enjoy everything else I love doing (whether it is playing with my kids, exercising, or working at the clinic).
STOTT® Certified Pilates Instructor
Functional Dry Needling, Level 1
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology 1997
Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, Masters of Physical Therapy, 2000
I love spending time with my husband and three children. Working part time allows me the best of both worlds where I can dedicate some of my time at the kid’s school being involved with the PTO and work with my kids in their classroom. As a family, we love to go camping, and fishing, play games or watching movies. We travel many weekends for basketball and soccer and love to go to community sporting activities. I personally love to go for walks with our puppy, workout, and spend time with my mother.