Professional Bio

Education
  • DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Regis University, 2008
  • MPT, Master of Physical Therapy, Medical College of Georgia 1999
  • BA, Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology, University of Colorado Boulder, 1996
As a person, a teacher and a doctor of physical therapy, I lead my life according to the following values: life-long learning, service, compassion and caring for all individuals, leadership, maintaining a balance in all arenas of my life, and finding God’s presence in all of my endeavors. I strive to impart these values in my students by leading through example. I believe a hands-on passionate approach to teaching with constant application to “real world” situations will allow my students to thrive as individuals and as future Physical Therapists. If I can teach my students foundational skills, big picture application of these skills and professional values, I have done my job to promote the profession of physical therapy. More importantly, I will have ensured the growth and development of excellent Doctors of Physical Therapy as contributing members of society and to our profession.

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Certifications and Expertise

Expertise
  • Early Mobility
  • Acute Care Physical Therapy
  • Neurologic Physical Therapy
  • Wound Care
Clinical Certifications
  • State of Colorado PT License # 7085
  • APTA Neurological Clinical Specialist
  • Certified Wound Specialist
  • APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor
  • APTA Credentialed Advanced Clinical Instructor
Professional Memberships
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Acute Care and Neurologic Sections
  • Colorado Chapter APTA
  • Colorado Acute and Rehabilitation Special Interest Group, Vice-President

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests
  • Early Mobility in the Intensive Care Unit
  • Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy in the Neurological Intensive Care Unit
  • Peer Mentoring and Orientation for Physical Therapy Practice in the Intensive Care Unit

Recent Presentations

Education Day with Craig Hospital: Management of the Patient with a Spinal Cord Injury - University of Colorado Hospital Aurora, CO. October 2014.

Mentoring Physical Therapists in Preparation for Clinical Competence in the Intensive Care Unit - University of Colorado Hospital. Aurora, CO. September 2014.

National Stroke Association Lifelong Education and Advocacy Program - Series of 4 half day lectures twice per year for stroke survivors and their caregivers. University of Colorado Hospital. Aurora, CO. 2010-2014.

Community Involvement and Service

9 News Health Fair Volunteer for Physical Therapy: BMI, balance training and fall prevention. Anschutz Medical Campus Aurora, CO

Race for the Cure Participant- fun run to raise funds for Breast Cancer. Denver, CO

Project Homeless Volunteer for Regis University. Denver, CO

Co-Founder of Annual Shake Around the Lake - 5K fun run to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Association. Lake Tomahawk, WI. July 2008 to present