More About Me
In addition to my manual therapy skills, I have a wide range of experience working with clients with orthopedic and neurological disorders through my employment in the acute care hospital setting, short and long term rehabilitation setting, home health, as well as the outpatient environment. I have been successfully treating outpatient clients in a private practice cash-based setting, primarily through word of mouth client referrals, since 2016.
Having over 20 years of experience in a variety of healthcare settings I have experienced first hand how insurance dictating a person’s health care can leave a person feeling defeated and not at their best. This can affect one's mental as well as physical wellbeing. I have had clients personally thank me for giving them their life back and family members thank me for making their loved one enjoyable to be around again! Word of mouth referrals are one of the best compliments a therapist can get, and it is so rewarding when a client refers other family members and friends to me knowing that they can improve their quality of life too, especially if they have tried physical therapy or alternative treatments or surgery without relief in their symptoms or improvements in their quality of life. Showing a client visually what their dysfunctions are in their bodies, which I can feel and we both can see during my standard everyday head to toe assessment performed in standing, sitting, and laying down, can be eye opening to clients and their families- especially when pain or dysfunction is unexplainable or unmatchable to what their imaging showed or didn’t show. I have helped plenty of clients make significant improvements after being discharged from other outpatient clinics after being told they have met all of their goals or that they have "plateaued". When insurance is involved directly, one-on-one time with a client is often limited due to reimbursement and or productivity requirements from the facility leaving clients feeling like they were left alone during part of their treatment to do exercises that they could be doing at home alone. Productivity requirements for a therapist due to insurance reimbursement can prevent a therapist from providing the quality of care they would like to provide. Number of visits covered by insurance may affect length of care resulting in clients being labeled as “plateaued” and leaving clients feeling like “this' may be their new normal. Our healthcare system has driven me to seek out opportunities to provide quality one-on-one care to my clients which has given me back my love of my profession. My learning never stops- from continued research, seeking quality continuing education classes, consulting with other health care professionals and from learning from each and every body that I have the opportunity to touch.