I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy the University of Toledo and Medical College of Ohio in 1992. I have been working as a physical therapist since that time in various capacities. I worked full time in an outpatient setting for a local hospital the first 6 years of my practice and then following the birth of our second son, decided to cut way back on my hours to be able to focus my attention on being a mother. For the past 16 years I have worked mostly in a contingent manner, working as needed and enjoying the flexibility to be able to set my own days and hours of work.
Though I have worked mostly in a part time capacity for the majority of the past 2 decades, I have had the marvelous opportunity to hone my craft and really find what sets me apart as a clinician from many others. About 10 years ago I was introduced to a method of treating the spine called Muscle Energy Technique and that has become the primary way I evaluate and treat ailments of the neck and back. I particularly love treating lower back and hip dysfunctions and pride myself in thinking outside of the box when it comes to looking at pain and treating the entire person rather than just a body part. The body is an intricate design with all of the parts working together and finding the driving force behind the pain is what I focus on. Spinal alignment is key and I enjoy practicing a holistic approach to physical therapy for my patients.
Six years ago I was introduced to essential oils for the first time. Though I initially started using oils to support the needs of myself and my family’s wellness, I quickly realized how important and beneficial it is to incorporate the use of essential oils in to my physical therapy practice. Using the right oils throughout the treatment can assist my efforts as I work to get to the root of the person’s pain and irritation of the various body parts. Essential oils have become an integral part of the physical therapy treatment for me and my patients and the results are favorable for both the patient and the clinician alike!
In order to have the best outcome possible when incorporating the use of essential oils in to any medical practice, it is important to use a company holding to the highest standard of quality, purity, and safety in the industry. Essential oils that are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade offer the best potency and purity and provide consistent results in the clinical setting. To learn more about essential oils and how you can incorporate the use of oils in to your medical practice, contact me today!