1. Why did you become a Physical Therapist?
I have been involved in sports for most my life, including martial arts, powerlifting, and Olympic weightlifting. My initial interest to pursue physical therapy was because in my teens I received physical therapy for a knee injury and had such a positive experience with my physical therapist that I decided I wanted to pursue a career where I could combine my interest in sports, exercise, and health. Most importantly, I wanted to pursue a profession where I could make a positive impact, no matter how small, on someone’s life.
2. What do you like about working at CURA?
What I like most about CURA is that the team here fosters a collaborative, friendly, and caring environment. There are clinicians here with decades of experience, yet they are still motivated to keep learning and never hesitate to share their knowledge.
3. What brings you joy? What inspires you?
I find the simple things bring me joy: exercising, eating delicious foods, spending time with family and friends, watching an action movie/TV show, and many other things!
One thing that inspires me is when I am around people who are passionate about what they do.
4. What have you done to manage the pandemic?
The pandemic has been difficult for many of us, especially trying to maintain or find social connections. To manage this, I have been hanging out with my friends virtually, and when safe to do so, spending time in-person with my immediate family members. Another thing I have done to manage this pandemic was finding a new hobby. I started cooking more and trying out new recipes to keep me busy.
5. What recent continuing education courses have you completed (last 5 years)?
Pelvic Health Solutions Level 1: The Physical Therapy Approach to Anyone Experiencing Urinary Incontinence
SMART Seminars Biomedical Dry Needling Certification
An Introduction to Pelvic Girdle Pain and Coccydynia