Miranda brings a diverse range of experience in various clinical settings including out patient physical therapy and women's health.
BS: Major: Kinesiology Texas Woman’s University
DPT: Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine
Areas of interest/experience/specialization:
Pelvic Floor training through Herman and Wallace
Pregnancy and Postpartum training through APTA
Dry Needling training through Integrative Dry Needling
Special training or certifications: Pelvic Floor levels 1 & 2 via APTA.
Women’s Health including incontinence, diastasis recti, pregnancy and postpartum, and pelvic pain
Orthopedics, sports medicine
Dry needling certification
Licensure in Physical Therapy: Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
How/Why did you chose physical therapy? I chose to be a physical therapist, because I want to help people reach their full potential to participate in the activities they love. When I was 16 years old, I tore my ACL playing volleyball and thought I would never be as good again or play in college. Little did I know, that after completing physical therapy, I would come back a stronger and better volleyball player. I then went on to play volleyball in college. After experiencing how physical therapy can impact someone’s life, I decided it would be the most rewarding career and the perfect fit for me.
As a physical therapist what keeps you doing what you do? One of the best feelings is when I have been able to help someone live the active life they want! The human body is very fascinating and has an incredible ability to heal. I enjoy being able to help facilitate the healing process while teaching and empowering my patients to overcome their injury. I have always enjoyed sports and being active, which is where my passion for orthopedics came from. My passion for women’s health developed in physical therapy school when I first heard of the specialization. Having gone through pregnancy and postpartum with my daughter, I have endured some of the challenges that women experience. There has been a lack of information for women regarding pelvic floor physical therapy, and I love spreading awareness and helping women feel empowered.
What do you do outside your work? When I am not working, I spend time with my family. I am married to my high school sweetheart, who is a firefighter and paramedic. We have a beautiful one year old daughter and have two fur babies, a Siberian husky and a German shepherd. Motherhood has been the biggest blessing, and I love watching my daughter grow. I also love plants, being outside, listening to music and podcasts, watching TV, and enjoy various types of exercise.