After 3 years of post-graduate study I am a doctoral dissertation away from a PhD in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy from the Ola Grimsby Institute. My education started at the University of Southern California (USC), where I attained my Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy in 1977. I went on to earn a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from USC the following year. I have completed 3 years of orthopedic manual physical therapy with The Ola Grimsby Institute; and have taught in their Fellowship program for the last 5 years. Prior to my education with the OGI, I studied with the University of St. Augustine; and hold certificates of manual therapy from both of these universities. I also completed a Sports Medicine Certificate from the North American Sports Institute. I am a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists and a 35-year member of the American Physical Therapy Association. I belong to the APTA’s special sections: Sports, Orthopedic, Foot/Ankle, and Hand.
Patient Care Philosophy
My greatest passion is for rehabilitating injured athletes. Whether they’re varsity stars or weekend warriors, I love helping athletes return to the sports they enjoy, and develop the conditioning necessary to avoid future injury. There is nothing as rewarding as helping a patient resolve their pain and return to the activities that they love. I have been fortunate to have worked at this location since 1999, and have seen my patients grow up – from junior high school athlete to being drafted into professional sports. What a journey!
Some of my special interests include foot and ankle injuries, especially those related to running. I use diagnostic tools such as video gait analysis to correct gait patterns and make high-level activity safer for my patients. Additionally, I have extensive experience treating various maladies of the shoulder, elbow and hand, returning rock climbers and pitchers to their respective sports. I love treating the whole patient and all of their orthopedic problems; teaching the inter-relationship of joint mechanics and returning them to activities they love.
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