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I have 10 years of experience in Outpatient, Inpatient and Acute Care Physical Therapy and have been the Clinic Manager of the Otter Creek Outpatient Therapy Clinic for 9 years. I became interested in the field of physical therapy when I sustained a knee injury in college. There were no surgical options for my knee so I was referred to physical therapy. Under the guidance of a physical therapist, I was able to return to playing competitive basketball.
My wife, Kelli, and I have two children ages 9 and 7. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading Christian apologetics, hiking, working out and volunteering at my church and for the Saline County Boys and Girls Clubs.
DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Central Arkansas, 2009
BS – Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis w/emphasis in Accounting, University of Arkansas, 2000
At the recommendation of my older sister, I began shadowing an Occupational Therapist my freshman year in college. Her son (my nephew) was born with Down Syndrome and was receiving extensive therapy services. My sister often stated that she could see me enjoying a career in PT/OT. Thus began my interest and pursuit of what is now my passion. While in Occupational Therapy school I became intrigued by the complexity of the hand. I can remember the initial lecture that developed my interest in Hand Therapy and knew then that this would become my specialty. Immediately following graduation, I began work at a clinic that only treated hand injuries. As soon as I had acquired the mandatory patient contact hours, I began studying for my hand certification. In 1999 I realized my dream of becoming a Certified Hand Therapist.
My personal interest including my faith and my family. My wife and I have 5 children and have been privileged to foster 30+ other kiddos. We have adopted one. We currently have 2 children in college and are enjoying the “launch” phase of parenting.
BS – Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy, Indiana University School of Medicine, 1994