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When I was 14 years old, my right knee was severely injured in a car accident. My interest in Physical Therapy stems from the months I spent as a teenage trying to make my knee work like it was supposed to. I seriously thought my therapist was the meanest person alive because she made me do things that hurt, but she kept telling me it would eventually make my knee better, and, much to my surprise, she was right! I was able to return to playing sports just as I had prior to the accident. I am living proof that physical therapy works!
I started as a Physical Therapist working for two years in inpatient acute care at Baptist Health-North Little Rock. After transitioning to outpatient therapy at BHMC-NLR, I worked two more years prior to becoming the Clinic Manager at Baptist Health Therapy Center in Lonoke in 2007. Given my background, I have a vast knowledge of sports-related injuries and rehabilitation as well as musculoskeletal disorders and work-related injuries. I also love the challenge of those patients where recovery/return to function is truly against the odds. My goal is to provide each patient with the individualized care and attention he/she needs to make the most complete recovery possible. There is no “cookie-cutter” or “here’s your clipboard, go do your exercises” in this clinic.
In my spare time, I enjoy woodworking. In fact, several of my completed projects are used daily in our clinic.
DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Central Arkansas, 2003
BS – Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, University of Texas at Arlington, 1997