I am a physical therapist and have been practicing for 21 years. I have always focused my career on helping people with neurological conditions. About 14 years ago, a co-worker and I started working with more people with Parkinson’s who were referred to physical therapy. After working with the Parkinson’s community, I knew I had found my passion. From that point on, I have been helping people with Parkinson’s live their best lives.
I currently work part-time in an outpatient neuro-clinic and work one-on-one for skilled therapy. I also teach many community exercise classes, such as PWR! Moves, Rock Steady Boxing, cycling, and pole-walking.
Community outreach is what I enjoy the most. I speak at support groups throughout Michigan, educating people on the importance of exercise. I am also actively involved in the Michigan Parkinson Foundation, attending community events such as walkathons and educational symposiums.