What's your role at Beatty Harris Sports Medicine and how do you help support our clients and patients?
I'm a physical therapist at Beatty Harris Sports Medicine. As part of the team, I make sure patients are educated and included in the treatment planning. My goal is to address their pain and functional limitations to improve their quality of life.
In my process, I consider the entire neuromusculoskeletal system and incorporate various treatment methods that best suit each individual patient’s needs.
What’s your greatest moment — whether in work, school, business — so far?
My greatest moment was graduating with my Doctorate degree. My twin brother and I were the first in our family to go to college.
What's your favorite thing about your job?
The best part about my job is the moment that I share with a patient when they start to notice they are improving and begin to return to activities they love. It is such a rewarding feeling and never gets old.
What was the moment when you decided being a physical therapist was your calling?
I knew I wanted to be a physical therapist when I saw my brother recover from an injury during high school. I watched him go through his journey and saw not only the physical but the emotional aspects of his recovery. The relationship he built with his therapist and how grateful he was to return back to his previous level of activity pain-free is what made me want to begin helping others.
How is this experience different from any other physical therapist experience you have had?
It’s great to work closely with the physicians at Beatty Harris Sports Medicine. The ability to remain in contact with them and provide frequent updates during a patient's recovery is amazing. I believe the best health care you can provide is with a team approach.
Also, I love that I now have the ability to spend the appropriate, one-on-one time with patients and provide them with the necessary attention. Many other clinics have attempted to utilize a business model which does not allow quality care.
What characteristics do you feel are most important when looking for a physical therapist?
Look for a physical therapist that's a great critical thinker, active listener, and good educator.
What motivates you in life?
I'm motivated by being the best version of myself and giving my 100%. I really want people to remember me as someone who is respectful, kind, and willing to help as much as able
Where can someone find you on a day you're not working at the office?
When I'm not at the office you can find me at the gym, fishing, or with friends and family.
What’s the best book you’ve read recently?
Extreme Ownership: How U.S Navy SEALs Lead and Win
What’s one thing you can’t live without?