I started working as a therapist in 2013 after receiving my Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND with honors and graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors from the University of North Dakota with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2010. I began my career working as a staff therapist at numerous practices around Minneapolis – and even before that I grew up in Central Minnesota observing my father (a physical therapist) run his own out-patient practice through my middle and high school years.
In addition to having exposure to the practice of physical therapy from a young age, I have attended continuing education to improve my skill set in spinal and extremity treatment. I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and attended McKenzie Institute training on Parts A-D and Clinical Skills Update courses.
I have been fortunate to have experience working with clients ranging from professional athletes and “week-end warriors”, to those suffering from chronic and complicated injuries. I work my hardest to provide a thorough evaluation and diagnosis to provide you with an accurate and effective prognosis, intervention plan and independent skills to manage for the best long-term outcome.
My clinical philosophy is to help people in our community learn self management skills that empower long lasting results. My mission is to help improve access to high-quality conservative care that is results oriented - helping to reduce dependency on pain medications and reduce the need for higher escalation of care when possible.