I graduated from St. Olaf College with a degree in Psychology, and then went on to obtain my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from University of Minnesota. At the University of Minnesota, I performed physical therapy internships in orthopedics in Illinois and Washington, and in pediatrics, acute care and neurorehabilitiation in the Twin Cities. Throughout graduate school, I also coordinated volunteer services at the Indian Health Board in Minneapolis and coached girls youth and high school hockey in the Woodbury area.
After graduation, I worked in an outpatient orthopedic setting at Monticello Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, where I provided patient care involving manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education, ergonomics, work conditioning and therapeutic modalities. I also worked with pediatric and neurorehabilitiation populations, authored a quarterly newsletter about wellness and injury prevention for high school coaches, and taught courses for local healthcare providers on topics such as concussions and ergonomics.
I have enjoyed the transition from clinical practice to law, as I am able to continue to help injured individuals from a different setting. My practice includes all branches of medicine, including orthopedics, neurology, cardiology, pharmacology, pathology, trauma and surgery, and I love playing “detective,” combing through medical records for clues, and medical literature for answers as I try to help clients understand what went wrong. I maintain my State of Minnesota Physical Therapy License, and to be able to grow with my practice, I attend continuing education courses regularly.
I am thrilled to be a part of the team at Robins Kaplan LLP, a firm committed to justice, integrity and client service.