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. 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, surgery 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, with the STARS program and for the Brookings Regional Humane Society.
I look forward to helping you with your physical therapy needs.