I have been a physical therapist for 34 years, and have always worked in an outpatient setting. I love working with people of all ages, though I will admit the elderly hold a special place in my heart. I consider myself blessed to work in this profession, and to be able to help people in multiple capacities every day. How I ended up in the physical therapy field was completely by chance, and I have it all to owe to my mother.
My mother was also a physical therapist, retiring in 2020 at the age of 79. I had the amazing opportunity to work with her for the last 8 years of her career. She would have worked until 80 I am sure, but left work to care for my dad who was ill.
When I was younger, I would often hear my mom talk about her work and how much she loved what she did. In high school, when asked what I wanted to be, all I knew was I wanted to "help people,” so why not follow in her footsteps?
Blindly I stepped into this beautiful profession that would forever change my life in more ways than you could imagine. No doubt it was God’s plan for me all along. (He can be sneaky like that).
I have been married for 32 years and am beyond blessed to have 3 amazing sons. I place high value on family and spending time together.
I like to bake, absolutely love flowers, and enjoy gardening.
I like to read primarily spiritual, faith based or inspirational stories, and am strongly grounded in my religious beliefs. I find spirituality to be essential, and daily seek to deepen my faith as I travel the road that brings me closer to God.
After years of searching, I am not really sure where I am on that road, but what I do know is that with all I have learned in the past few years, I am not the same person I was 6 months ago, never mind 6 years ago.
I ask for humbleness and humility daily, and hope it comes through in this blog. The more I learn the more I realize I do not know. I am not a fan of saying one thing and doing another- I strive to always practice what I preach.
I hope you find me to be sincere, believable, and trustworthy.