8 Years Experience
Philosophy of Care and Areas of Interest:My experience ranges from a variety of settings including acute care, sub-acute inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient arenas with treatment of both adults and pediatrics. My areas of interest and specialty are pediatrics, Women’s Health including pelvic floor dysfunction in pediatrics, orthopedics, and adolescent/sports medicine. For many years, I have been an athlete and active in a variety of sports activities including softball, soccer, running, track and field, and kickball. When I am not in the clinic, I am active as a volunteer coach for a local softball team.
Training: My undergraduate degree is in Exercise Science from Salisbury University. I received my doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). I am a certified Clinical instructor through the APTA. I am currently in pursuit of my CAPP-Pelvic, a certification for the evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction offered by the Women’s Health section of the APTA. Continuing education courses I have taken have been focused in the areas of Women’s Health, pediatrics, and sports medicine. Courses focused on evidence-based practice with the evaluation and treatment of the following: incontinence, pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic floor dysfunction and training in the female and male athletes, musculoskeletal concerns with pregnancy and post-partum, torticollis and plagiocephaly in infants and toddlers, gait and motor development in pediatrics, concussion management, and contemporary topics in sports and orthopedic therapy including screening and analysis of the overhead throwing athlete, elbow injuries in youth baseball players, and acute and persistent concussions.
Vision: My vision is to increase patient and community awareness of health concerns and assist with education on prevention of injury and/or re-injury for a healthier and better quality of life in all aspects from the pediatrics to adults to athletes.