B.H.S. University of Kentucky, 1990

I am originally from Paducah, Kentucky but have lived in Lexington since 1983. I have been practicing physical therapy for twenty-six years, primarily working in an outpatient orthopedic setting. I have also worked in home health care and work hardening when my two sons were young. One very rewarding experience was creating a swim program for individuals with Multiple Sclerosis which I led and taught. I have worked in many settings, but my greatest passion is working in outpatient orthopedics, and I am very pleased to be working at Body Structure Clinic, which is such a unique facility promoting medical fitness and wellness.
My continuing education training and experience is very strong in manual therapy “hands on” techniques including soft tissue and joint mobilizations, muscle energy treatments, strain and counterstrain, and cranio-sacral therapies. Just a few of the courses I have taken include McKenzie Lumbar and Cervical courses; several Stanley Paris orthopedic courses; Cranio-sacral therapy-I; Shirley Sahrman “Diagnosis and Treatment of Muscle Imbalances”; and osteopathic muscle energy techniques of the spine and extremities. I have a strong background in assessing and diagnosing postural muscle imbalances and movement disorders resulting from faulty body mechanics and poor movement patterns. I have personally had knee reconstructive surgery and had a low back injury from which I have gained a lot of personal experience in rehabilitating the spine and post-surgical knee. I thoroughly enjoy practicing physical therapy and returning clients to the greatest function and quality of life possible. In my spare time I enjoy travel, cooking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.