What is your name?
What is your role at ARC Physical Therapy+?
Director of Clinical Support Services
What year did you begin working at ARC Physical Therapy+?
Where are you from?
Overland Park, KS
Where did you go to school?
Shawnee Mission South HS > Pittsburg State University > Wichita State University
Who or what inspired you to get into the physical therapy space?
I had always wanted to pursue a profession in the medical field, particularly one in which I could help people maintain a high level of fitness and health. In college, I worked part time as a Physical Therapy Tech in a hospital setting. While playing sports, I suffered a significant knee injury that required surgery. I attended physical therapy, as a patient, and was moved to work in the outpatient sports therapy facility of the hospital, during my recovery. This was a great fit for me. I really enjoyed and was inspired by the experience.
What do you like most about your work at ARC Physical Therapy+?
I am proud to be a part of an organization that strives to improve the quality of life for each of its patients. One that provides a high level of service and care to our employers and referral sources. That understands the value of a one-to-one patient experience and uses innovation and technology to continue to improve outcomes every day. ARCPT+ hires amazing people, from the therapists seeing the patients to each and every support role. It is a real pleasure to work alongside each of them every day.
What is one thing you wish everyone knew about the body or physical therapy?
It takes time and effort to fully recover from an injury. Just because you are pain free, does not mean your injury has completely recovered or is stable. You have to gradually return to your higher level functional activities, allow the tissues to remodel properly, and then continue your exercise program to maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent future injury.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I really enjoy being outdoors. Hiking, climbing, backpacking, camping, fishing, scuba diving, skiing, boating, and just exploring, staying active. I enjoy spending time with my family and watching my children grow and develop into their own little people.
How do you like to celebrate a win or a good day?
Spending time outside with friends and family.
What is your favorite quote or saying?
“It is not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause. Who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Favorite Sports Team?
Kansas City Chiefs
Sweet or salty?
Sweet, it’s not even close.
Coffee or tea?
Beach or mountains?
This one is tough. I love them both.
If you make me choose, I will take the mountains.
Go out or stay in?
Definitely get out and experience something new.