I received my undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Athletic Training from the University of South Dakota. I returned to the University for my Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. I appreciated the opportunity to take anatomy classes with future doctors, physician assistants and occupational therapists.
As a physical therapist I have the opportunity to help people of all ages and abilities. I began practicing physical therapy in 1997 in Hendricks, MN. While I was there I worked with patients in the hospital, in the nursing home and in their homes. I had the opportunity to work with people of all ages on an outpatient basis as well. I joined the staff here at the Brookings Chiropractic Center in 2007. I see people on an outpatient basis but still enjoy seeing a variety of people with a variety of conditions. It is my goal to find ways to alleviate pain and improve ability to move through various physical therapy techniques. I work to help patients return to the level of activity they enjoyed prior to the onset of their pain or injury. I attend continuing education courses on a regular basis to stay up on new techniques and advances in treatment protocols.
As a physical therapist I am able to help to conservatively manage a variety of conditions with an individualized approach. I have experience helping people with orthopedic conditions and surgeries, joint and soft tissue injuries, neurologic conditions, balance problems, workplace injuries and sports injuries. After an evaluation I will work with you to develop a plan to improve your ability to move, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability. I believe it is important to discuss your goals and treatment so that you can play an active role in your recovery.
I am involved in my church teaching Sunday school, helping on committees and serving on the health ministry team. I have been involved in Relay For Life for several years have volunteered with the youth mentoring program and for the Brookings Regional Humane Society.
I look forward to helping you with your physical therapy needs.