I utilize a comprehensive and integrated approach in my evaluation and treatment of all patients, by attempting to identify the root cause of my patients’ pain and/or dysfunction from the beginning. I use this information to developing an individualized patient-centered plan of care to not only address the injury that brought the patient in to see me in the first place, but to optimize function and teach my patients the necessary tools to stay healthy and active at their desired level of function–whether that means returning to high level athletics or simply enjoying an active lifestyle in the beautiful outdoors and mountains we are surrounded by. My goal as a clinician is to establish a cooperative partnership with my patients so as to give them ownership of their rehabilitation, and to use their individualized goals to help develop their plan of care.
I feel very fortunate to work with a phenomenal group of orthopedists and physical therapists that are accustomed to the different demands of getting all of our patients back to their desired levels of function, including high level athletes. We utilize multi-faceted treatment approaches, including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, functional task training, and have access to cutting edge technologies, such as the DARI Motion Capture System, and surgeon’s who perform the newest surgical techniques to accelerate rehabilitation and restore function faster and safer. The open lines of communication between our rehabilitation staff and our orthopedic surgeons also improve outcomes and efficiency among each patient’s care team.
Athletic Training Certification (ATC)
Orthopedic Certified Specialist
Functional Dry Needling Certified (Level 1 Kinetacore)
Outside of my busy days in clinic, I am usually trying to keep up with my 3 young children, marathon-runner husband, and 100lb Alaskan malamute. We moved to Colorado to enjoy hiking, biking, camping, skiing, running, and all the other wonderful opportunities for an active lifestyle that Colorado affords. I’m a die-hard Michigan Wolverine, and also an avid New England Patriots/Boston Red Sox fan, which often gets me into trouble in Denver, particularly during football playoffs.
Qualifications and experience
- Rehabilitation Therapy - Physical Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of Massachusetts at Lowell (2010)
Bachelor of Science
University of Michigan (2005)
- Clinical interest for patients
Given my background in studying athletic training at the University of Michigan and working with many of the Division I athletes including those playing football, basketball, ice hockey, wrestling, baseball and gymnastics, my primary clinical interest is in sports medicine and orthopedics. I recently sat for my Orthopedic Certified Specialist exam to increase my depth and breadth of knowledge in this subject area specifically. My clinical specialties are in the rehabilitation of knee and shoulder injuries, as I am a part of both our knee and shoulder/elbow/throwing athletes Special Interests Groups and have taken numerous continuing education courses in these areas, as well as several courses focusing specifically in the rehabilitation of running and endurance athletes and those with throwing injuries.