DPT, CSAC, FMS SFMA, TPI CGFI-MP2, YBS
HOMETOWN: San Jose, Costa Rica / Ripon, WI
SPECIALTIES: Manual spinal, extremity, and orthopedic care; Focus on throwers / overhead athletes, Golfer, and Dancers. Functional Movement Screen, and Selective functional Movement Assessment Certified.
SPECIALTIES/FOCUS: My specialty focus is foot and ankle as well as shoulder and knee conservative and post operative care. I am certified in functional movement screening and selective functional movement assessment. I have a long history of working with throwers, swimmers, dancers, hockey, football, and soccer players, and I am a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Medical Professional level II.
PHYSICAL THERAPY DEGREE: University of Minnesota DPT
CERTIFICATION: Certified Athletic Trainer; Functional Movement Screen and Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Titleist Certified Golf fitness Instructor, and Medical Professional Level 2; Y Balance screen.
MEMBERSHIPS: American Physical therapy association, National Pitching Association, Consultant to National Golf and Baseball Association in Costa Rica, FMS Instructor, Health and Fitness Consultant to MN PGA, Clinical Instructor University of Minnesota DPT Program, Member of Costa Rican world cup medical Staff (Victoria 2007).
BEST PART OF MY WORK: I love to create PT partnerships with my patients that guides them to understand why they hurt, why they continue to hurt, and what needs to happen for them to recover their quality of life and return to their active lifestyles or work. I look at the entire body and not just the diagnosis to ensure that patients have the best possible long term outcome in the shortest number of visits.
WHY I BECAME A PHYSICAL THERAPIST: I see PT as a wonderful combination of healthcare, fitness, and education. I wanted to be in a patient-centered profession that allowed me to also be a mentor to Physical Therapy students.
HOW I SPEND MY FREE TIME: I enjoy a quiet relaxing day at the cabin, bonfires, tailgating at a Gopher or Vikings game, and …… last, but not least…..Raising money for Special Olympics MN by jumping into an icy lake every winter!