Originally from Georgia, I graduated in 2012 with a BSEd in Communication Sciences in Disorders from The University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!). With a background in rehabilitation, I decided to pursue a career in physical therapy. I graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 2015 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. As an avid runner, I took an interest in the world of orthopedics, endurance athletes, and getting patients back to doing what they love! In 2018, I became a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy through the American Physical Therapy Association.
Through several military moves, I have met women at varying stages in their lives and I was often reminded that women deal with unique issues in the “4th trimester” that may keep them from doing activities they love. From this, I developed an interest in women’s health and pelvic floor dysfunction after learning about the challenges some women around me faced due to a lack of access to postpartum care. These same women often did not know that physical therapy was available to address those problems, and that has pushed me to expand into treating pelvic health patients. I hope to be a part of the growing movement to change postpartum care for women.