Physical Therapist

Texas Children's Hospital

6701 Fannin St, Suite 1710.00, Houston, Texas, 77030, United States

Academic Backround

I graduated magna cum laude from Appalachian State University in 2012 with my Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science and minors in both biology and psychology.
In 2015, I graduated from the University of Kentucky with my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

Specialties & Certifications

In 2015 I completed a sports residency at Houston Methodist Sugar Land and became a board certified Sports Specialist in 2017. I am currently enrolled in a manual therapy fellowship at the Institute of Athlete Regeneration and am learning the most effective manual therapy techniques to restore proper arthrokinematics in injured athletes.

  • Sports Certified Specialist (SCS)
  • Certified Sports Manual Therapist (CSMT)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
  • Dry Needling

Athletic & Training Background

I have been involved in athletics since I was a young girl. I played varsity high school volleyball for three years and continued in college, playing club volleyball all four years.

Since my retirement from volleyball, I have explored many different athletic arenas. I mainly focus on CrossFit and olympic weightlifting now and have developed a passion for the technical aspects of both sports.

Current Role Working with Athletes

I currently work with athletes in both a clinical and non-clinical setting. At Texas Children's I work primarily as a sports physical therapist with youth athletes ages 7-20. I work directly with the adolescent sports physicians on site and see athletes from all disciplines. I have a specific love for working with volleyball players and overhead athletes. 

Outside of the clinic I coach CrossFit and although I do not specifically perform rehabilitation on these athletes, I use my clinical knowledge to be the most effective coach possible.

Professional Philosophy

I believe that each person has an inner athlete waiting to be unleashed within themselves. In a society so focused on medicine as the cure for musculoskeletal injuries, we have overlooked the best treatment of all –exercise. I believe that exercise as medicine, prescribed in the appropriate manner and environment, can give people the tools they need to live happier and healthier lives.

One of my favorite quotes is , “Be your own superhero.” I hope to empower my clients to take charge of their lives and to start taking personal responsibility for their own health and happiness.