Where did you go to school? Pacific University for Undergrad. Long Island University for DPT
What is your hometown? Hillsboro, OR
Tell us about your family! Amazing parents that just recently started enjoying the retired life last year. One older sister and my crazy nephew. He is growing like a weed and smart as a whip. My incredible husband who is currently going to school for elementary education while working with kids after school and selling Scentsy on the side. I also have a whole cluster of crazy amazing in-laws. I am so grateful for the wonderful support system I have been blessed with.
What are your favorite hobbies or activities? I am very musical at heart spending nearly all of my life singing in choirs or solo and dancing.
Why did you choose PT? Why do you like working at CSSPT? I had a dance teacher in high school who was a PT and was amazed at how she was able to combine and share her passions with everyone. It intrigued me how I was able to look at dance and how the body moves, but to also know about how to make it more efficient. I love working at CSSPT because the team is truly inspiring. Always looking for new learning opportunities and sharing their knowledge. I have been able to apply the many approaches and techniques I have learned to truly feel that I have made a difference in someone’s life.
What are your favorite types of patients to treat or areas of interest? I have taken a lot of continuing education in manual therapy, so this has become a passion of mine as it can be applied to any patient. I also have a passion to treat dancers. As a dancer myself, I feel a special connection to treating this type of population and have started taking continuing education in this area as well.
What is your favorite exercise? “The 5-way hip” It attacks every hip muscle to build overall hip strength and stability in a non-weightbearing position.
What’s in your purse right now? Keys, wallet, cell phone, a couple EOS, MK lipstick and gloss, phone charger, CPR mask packet, hair elastic and bobby pins, sunglasses, book (The Fault in Our Stars), some receipts….
What’s playing on your ipod? Right now, actually playing Film scores radio on Pandora (Playing Tchaikovsky 1812 Festival Overture For Orchestra in E Flat Major), but my ipod is loaded with the Divergent series- playing Insurgent when on my commute.
What’s your favorite workout song? Favorite Workout song for the moment would be “Show Me How You Burlesque”. I just gives me this great burst of energy whenever it pops up in my mix, especially when I am running.
What’s your guilty pleasure TV show? Gilmore Girls. Followed by Last Man Standing and and 90’s TGIF shows (Boy Meets World, etc)
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