As a physical therapist, I help people achieve a higher quality of life and find a sense of empowerment through physical therapy.
I grew up in a small town in rural Nebraska and had an interest in physical therapy from a young age after a knee injury led me to need therapy care myself. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and went on to receive a Doctor of physical therapy at Creighton University. I have been a physical therapist for 18 years, eight of which have been here at Avera.
I specialize in general orthopedics — treating joints and muscle problems throughout the body. I work with women and men with pelvic floor problems to help reduce pain or problems associated with bladder and bowel function. And I enjoy helping patients with amputations learn to use their prosthetic devices for improved mobility.
Away from work I love to be out and active with my husband and kids watching their seasonal sports, riding bikes, hiking or whatever looks fun for the day. We all enjoy getting out and working in our flower gardens in the summer.