BA: Major: Biology, Hardin-Simmons University
DPT: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Southwest Baptist University
Area of specialization
Pelvic Floor training through APTA Academy of Pelvic Health
Publication of research: Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy: Does Fourth Trimester Physical Therapy Decrease the Chance of Developing Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Immediate Postnatal Women? Abstract, January/March 2021 (Full manuscript to be published 2022)
Pelvic Health including Female, Male and Pediatric
Pain Neuroscience Education
How/why did you choose physical therapy?
I first became interested in physical therapy in high school, due to sports injuries and undergoing a shoulder surgery. I became interested in pelvic health after being a patient myself during PT school. Since beginning my education in pelvic health, I have found a community of people passionate about helping patients who are experiencing difficult and sometimes embarrassing issues. I realized I was capable of making a big impact with evidence-based, conservative treatments. I now hope to be a source of education, hope and encouragement for people experiencing pelvic floor dysfunctions.
As a physical therapist what keeps you doing what you do?
My favorite part about physical therapy is helping people return to the activities they enjoy. I love helping people regain function, independence and confidence.
What do you do outside of work?
When I’m not in the clinic you can typically find me in a coffee shop or spending time with my husband and dog. I also love music and play clarinet, tenor saxophone and flute!