I have a strong clinical background in Orthopedic rehabilitation. I utilize a manual therapy approach, to promote normal function, to help the individual or athlete return to their activities of daily living or sport. I am very excited about joining HealthQuest PT and look forward to many more years of treating patients and growing with the company.
In 2007, I received my Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Certification (OMPT) from Oakland University. The OMPT certification allows me to treat the spine more effectively using high velocity mobilization/manipulation. I have extensive experience of rehabilitation of both post-surgical and non-surgical extremity injuries.
Another area of physical therapy I love is working with future physical therapists. I love being a mentor or a clinical instructor for the students. I am currently a guest proctor at Wayne State University for their physical therapy program. I was an item writer for the National Physical Therapy Examination in 2015.
I transferred to Oakland University to complete my undergraduate degree and started my journey with HealthQuest. I began a PT tech, learning the ropes of what a PT was really about. Once I was accepted into the Doctorate of physical therapy program at Oakland University, I transitioned to FitnessQuest as a personal trainer where I focused on injury risk assessments and corrective training to minimize injuries with athletes and gym members.
My passion for PT began while I was a student at Clarkston High School when I was given the opportunity to shadow at a physical therapy clinic. I really enjoyed that experience and I have always had a love for anatomy, kinesiology and medicine. After graduating from Clarkston High School in 2011, I spent four years at Grand Valley State University and then moved back to Clarkston while attending physical therapy school at the University of Michigan-Flint. During this time I was given the opportunity to work at HealthQuest-Clarkston as a PT tech which really helped me grow as a future clinician.
Education: 2015, Bachelor of Science, University of Michigan-Flint2019, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Michigan-Flint Advanced Training/Certifications:Complete Rehabilitation for the Throwing AthleteKinesio Tape/Rock Tape FMT (Functional Movement Techniques)Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage (IASTM) Areas of Interest: General Orthopedics Pre/Post-Surgical CareSports RehabilitationInjury PreventionStrength Training and Powerlifting Memberships/Licensures:APTA memberLicensed PT State of Michigan Biography: My path into
After going through therapy for knee pain during college due to a running injury, I was certain that I had made the right choice. During PT school, I worked as a physical therapy tech for HealthQuest at the Lake Orion facility. Following graduation from Oakland University I worked for the University of Michigan Health System MedSport Orthopedic program in Brighton and Livonia as well as a clinic in Hartland, Michigan. After starting a family, I decided to work closer to home and in 2008 I began working with George Carson and Steven Lukens in Clarkston. When the opportunity to join Steve at the Clarkston HealthQuest facility became available I jumped at the opportunity to come back to my HealthQuest family and to again work with Steve and George.