My passion and career path began in rehab after several devastating knee injuries. Over my high school and collegiate years, I spent years in physical therapy where I witnessed the impact a strong rehab team can have on a patient. I returned to competition after each injury and ultimately was able to compete as a four-year varsity collegiate athlete at Frostburg State University. I completed her Bachelor’s in Athletic training at Frostburg State University where I worked with college level athletes from various sporting backgrounds. Here I evaluated and implemented appropriate, individualize rehab protocols. I continued to work as a Certified Athletic Trainer while pursuing my graduate degree. I worked for Lowellville High School in Lowellville, OH where I was the first Athletic Trainer employed by the school. I then implemented and developed their athletic training program and was responsible for all student-athletes. I received my Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Youngstown State. As part of my Physical Therapy rotations, I worked in various settings to include ICU inpatient, pediatrics and outpatient. I began my post-graduate career at Pivot Physical Therapy where I worked with a multitude of post-surgical, orthopedic, and mobility impairments. I specialized as the Concussion Specialist at my clinic where I evaluated, diagnosed and provided appropriate treatment plans for concussions. I was denoted as one of the physical therapists with a strong background in sports based injury and rehabilitation, taking on the majority of the athletic case load. Currently, I am employed by Metro Orthopedic Sports Therapy where I am both a practicing clinician and the Director of Physical Therapy. I continue to work with athletes and individuals from multitude of backgrounds, various age ranges and from all walks of life. “Athlete’s need to return to their best: the highest level of competition whether it be the collegiate level, high school, weekend warriors, chasing their kids around, work, or an active overall lifestyle.” My goal in the rehab of my patients is to take every “athlete” and return them to their life’s passion.
2012 - Frostburg State University, BS in Athletic Training
2015 - Youngstown State University, DPT
2012 - Certified Athletic Trainer