I graduated from Colorado State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. I did an internship at Poudre Valley Hospital in 1999 and began working for the same in 1999. I am grateful and proud to be working for this outstanding organization for over 20 years.
I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I specialize in treating patients with orthopedic hand, wrist and elbow conditions. I am committed to helping my patients by understanding their pain and limitations; then forming goals and a plan to improve and maximize their healing, performance and independence in their activities.
My expertise, extensive training and experience includes occupational medicine/industrial rehabilitation, functional capacity evaluations, job site analyses, home assessments for safety and accessibility, physical agent modalities, custom thermoplastic splinting, and animal assisted therapy including hippotherapy. Additionally, I am a certified ergonomic assessment specialist and have completed extensive massage training from the Healing Arts Institute in Fort Collins.
I enjoy providing individualized client-centered care with an emphasis on improving and maximizing independence and performance in all areas of occupation (work, home and leisure). My ultimate goal with all of my patients is to focus on the achievement of health, well-being, and participation in life through engagement in activities that are purposeful and meaningful to my patients.
My husband and I have been married for over 32 years. We enjoy horseback riding in the mountains, hiking, and snowshoeing.
Qualifications and experience
- Bones, Joints and Muscles, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Arthritis, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Fractures, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Sprains and Strains, Joints and Muscles - Arthritis, Joints and Muscles - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Joints and Muscles - Hand, Occupational Medicine, Rehabilitation Therapy - Occupational Therapy
Colorado State University (1999)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Member Board Specialty Year National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Adult Rehabilitation 1999