I believe the body can heal itself in most situations and just needs to be guided in the right direction. What health care has taught me is that everyone is different, and we as health care professionals need to look at each person as a unique case and address their symptoms as such. Recovery doesn’t always come easy, but it does require a strong conscious effort by both the patient and the clinician for the best outcomes.
I have an array of experience to share with my patients gained from working in a stroke certified hospital, in the nursing home environment and in sports medicine and spine clinics. I come from a farming/ranching background where hard work was a normal day.
Qualifications and experience
- Bones, Joints and Muscles - Back Pain, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Spine Injuries, Brain and Nervous System - Movement Disorders, Brain and Nervous System - Multiple Sclerosis, Brain and Nervous System - Neuromuscular Diseases, Brain and Nervous System - Parkinson's Disease, Brain and Nervous System - Spine Diseases and Conditions, Brain and Nervous System - Stroke, Rehabilitation Therapy, Rehabilitation Therapy - Physical Therapy, Spine, Spine - Sciatica
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND (1994)
- Clinical interest for patients
My clinical interests are primarily stroke recovery and movement disorders associated with the nervous system and orthopedic type injuries especially spinal disorders. I have researched and been an instructor for lower extremity amputees, and spine mechanics (manipulations, soft tissue releases and muscle energy techniques).