Phone: (502) 452-8356
About Me: I am an Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy program at Bellarmine University, focusing on Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy, Functional Anatomy and Differential Diagnosis. I also teach S1 and Differential Diagnosis in the Online Division for the University of St. Augustine and instruct the S1 & S4 seminars. On a more personal note, I am the Mother of four beautiful sons. My husband, Paul is a Physical Therapist and we are co-owners of a private practice in Southern Indiana. We live in a small farm community called Starlight in the town of Floyds Knobs. We moved back to this area after living in East Tennessee and Florida to build a home on the family farm.
I enjoy small scale farming; picking and raising blueberries, blackberries etc., reading, hiking and kayaking--although there is no white water close to us, and sitting on our front porch watching the corn and pumpkins grow.
My professional interests include teaching, clinical management of the spine & pelvic girdle, thrust manipulation, instability, and my very favorite-cadaver dissection of the spine-preferably fresh. This does worry my husband a bit.
I am involved as a fellow member in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy and a member and certified orthopaedic specialist of the American Physical Therapy Association. I view teaching as an opportunity to share what I have gained from so many others, hopefully in a way that excites each student based on his/her learning style and the experiences he/she brings to the course. Teaching and learning go hand in hand in my philosophy and I look forward to the experience.