Respect, individual goal setting and empathy. Helping others get back to doing the things that are most important to them. Helping people overcome temporary obstacles that make it difficult to do the things that they love the most. And–being a patient advocate!
I am proud to work at UCHealth. This team is amazing! I believe everyone that works at the hospital is here because they love what they do, they love the patient population that they see, and they are supported by the hospital to be leaders and experts in their individual areas. This translates to excellent patient care being a top priority in all clinics.
Certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Certified in Level 1 intramuscular manual therapy, known as Trigger Point Dry Needling.
I am an avid cyclist, skier and good camper! I love to travel and have a goal of seeing and visiting as many National Parks as possible. Basically, I enjoy doing anything outdoors and spending time with my family. I am also involved in youth sports as a soccer coach and basketball coach for middle and high school girls teams at DSST Byers for the past 4 years.
Qualifications and experience
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Sports Medicine
UOMHS (Des Moines University) Des Moines, IA (1996)
Bachelor of Science
University of Colorado - Boulder (1992)
- Clinical interest for patients
Mainly outpatient orthopedics. I have a particular interest in shoulders and knees, but love to see anything else orthopedic that comes through the door! I also have a true passion for being an advocate for promoting and teaching injury prevention strategies and promoting healthy lifestyles.
- Research interest for patients
I help teach at the CU PT school, mostly in the labs for DPT students at the Anschutz Campus. I am certified in SportsMetrics from the Cincinnati Sports Medicine Institute in OH, and have been teaching ACL injury reduction programs to student athletes for the past 5 years.
- Volunteer activities
Coaching Girls On the Run (GOTR) teams promoting "girl empowerment" and healthy lifestyles for elementary aged girls (3rd-5th grades).