BScPT CAFCI (she/her)
1. Why did you become a physical therapist?
In my daily work I am always trying to answer the question “how can ____ be better?” I am infinitely curious to learn and see how there can be an impact that helps others. This drives my clinical work with patients, my view for the clinic and in everyday life. This question led me to pursue pelvic health and opening CURA.
2. What do you like about working at CURA?
The group of people who are willing to share and join me as we continually consider ways to improve the patient experience.
3.What brings you joy? What inspires you?
At CURA I find joy in seeing someone experience that “aha moment” and get it for themselves; both a patient and a colleague. Outside of the clinic I find joy in nature through hiking and gardening. I also appreciate beautiful art. I am inspired by life-long learning and the people around me. I am especially inspired by women pursuing their passions into the senior years.
4. What have you done to manage the pandemic?
COVID has required me to learn more and truly work collaboratively with my CURA team and family to support each other. I have had to be vulnerable to ask (frequently) for help and listen to their answers. I have been grateful for the small times with family and so happy we have the technology to connect.
I have also been keeping my creative side busy by making 5 blankets from reused yarn and I am working on 5 other projects. Guess I need something to do while watching Netflix!
5. What recent continuing education courses or conferences have you completed?
International Continence Society meeting
Course on Male Pelvic Health
Online Mindfulness Self Compassion
Advanced Course on Postpartum and Prolapsed
Integrated Body Psychotherapy
Developed Master Class on Pelvic Health Assessment for midwives, nurse practitioners and physicians.
Collaborated on Male Continence Workshop for Post Prostatectomy with Kipnes Center for Urology