I took the non-traditional route into physical therapy. I graduated from CMU in 1991 with a BBA in accounting. For two years I worked in public accounting. I spent 8 to 10 hours a day crammed into a 4 X 4 cubicle. One day, I decided that I wasn't going to spend my whole professional career at a sedentary job. During college and my high school years, I was a cross-country and track runner.
I joined the HealthQuest family in 2001 after 5 years of healthcare experience in cardiac rehabilitation, home healthcare and as a private practice physical therapy office manager. Since joining HealthQuest, I served as a physical therapy technician until completion of my Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Michigan-Flint in 2002. In 2007, I welcomed the opportunity of opening the 7th HealthQuest Physical Therapy and Wellness Center in Clawson.
I became interested in the field of physical therapy when I had to take my brother to PT after a dirt bike accident. While watching my brother complete his exercises I would talk to the staff and found it interesting how the body worked, and the effect one injury could have on the rest of the body if it was not addressed. The staff at my brother’s clinic were the biggest influence for me to pursue Physical Therapy as a career.
Education:2015 – Bachelors of Health Science, Oakland University2019 – Doctor of Physical Therapy, Wayne State University Advanced Training/Certifications:Complete Rehabilitation for the Throwing Athlete Areas of Interest:General OrthopedicsManual TherapyTherapeutic ExerciseSports Injuries/Return to SportSpine and Extremity CarePost-Surgical RehabPostural Restoration Memberships/Licensure:Licensed Physical Therapist, State of MichiganAPTA (American Physical Therapy Association) Member Biography:I fell in love with the field
Education/Certifications: 2008 Bachelor of Science Friends University- Wichita, KS2019 Associate of Applied Science Macomb Community College- Clinton Township, MI Areas of Interest/Passions: Pre and Post Surgical CareSports Specific RehabilitationGeneral OrthopedicsMuscle Energy TechniqueBiomechanical and Postural Assessment Memberships/Licensures:APTA memberLicensed PTA state of Michigan Biography: After high school, I pursued a career in social work. Upon receiving my