I believe in the principle that learning comes by doing. As a physical therapist I find both patients and students to be interested in physical activities. Most often patients enter the therapy relationship because they are having difficulty doing some activity that is of value to them. Many students have developed an interest in this profession because of personal injury experiences or plain intrigue with human function. Being a good example and model to both students and patients is a role that I take seriously---so, being active is a great part of my life. Running, basketball, cycling, and hiking are some of my chief activities. If I can do it I will try to do it; if I can't do it I would like to learn to do it and if that does not happen then I don't mind watching someone else engaged in the activity. Currently, the person that I watch most is my daughter who participates in basketball, so you might see me courtside! I also like to assist others to do their activities to the best of their abilities.
Principal Topics of Scholarly Inquiry:
1) Measures of physical therapist professional development, professionalism, ethics, values and leadership.
2) Physical therapy musculoskeletal interventions related to human performance improvement.