I am passionate about working with neurologic disorders and took extra internships at a premier national rehab center to gain skills and experience before taking my national board exam so that I would be clinically ready to successfully treat patients. What I did not realize at the time was how these skills would allow me to help people with atypical neurologic disorders. One of those people is my older sister who was institutionalized prematurely at a skilled nursing and rehab facility in Southern California because she kept falling at home and doctors did not know what was wrong with her. Not only did the doctors not know how to diagnose her, the therapists did nothing to address her needs. only a couple of months after being in that place, I flew down to visit her. She had assumed a decorticate posture (hands and elbows had contracted in flexion and feet had dropped in extension) which did not allow her to stand or walk. She was unable to feed herself and she coughed when she swallowed food. Yet she received no splints to correct her extremities and speech therapy did not provide a swallow assessment. It only took my 15 minutes observing her to know she had a neurologic disorder that had affected her visual tracking. Her nurse stated that her diagnosis was "failure to thrive" and did not have any orders for therapy despite her presentation. I evaluated her (informally) that day and her symptoms were classic Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). Therapists there had never heard of it and were not confident in treating her even for the contractures. It was then that I realized that I needed to open my own practice and providing an environment that would appeal to younger people who were recently diagnosed or who have YOUNG onset Parkinsons. I opened my practice in the fall of 2014 and have had the privilege of treating patients with atypical neurologic disorders that other physical therapy clinics have not known how to ameliorate. My sister is now on life support and unresponsive. She could have remained home a bit longer, she could have had a more compassionate disease progression. Her outcome is what I hope to prevent in my community. I want my patients to have hope and a better quality of life DESPITE their diagnosis. I may not know everything about the brain (who does?!) but I am always learning and won't stop until I find a solution for perplexing diagnoses. The good news is, this is actually achieved at my private practice, Integrative Therapeutic Solutions. In addition, I successfully treat all upper extremity injuries and pathologies from arthritis to frozen shoulder. I have personal experience with a torn rotator cuff, bursitis, and calcific tendonitis which I have resolved with treatment. The statistics for failed carpal tunnel surgery is dismal because it is traditionally treated orthopedically instead of neurologically. I have successful outcomes with carpal tunnel syndrome especially when they originate in the neck as a nerve impingement and surgery can be avoided. In cases where the carpal tunnel originates in the wrist, surgical outcomes are greatly improved with pre and post of therapies. At Integrative Therapeutic Solutions, my therapy colleagues and I strive to releive our patients of their pain, improve their movement and balance, and find answers to symptoms that other clinics have not been able to ameliorate. I feel blessed to have a calling to this profession by treating the whole person in body, home, and community.
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I see myself as privileged to be a part of your healthcare team. I understand that my role as your therapist is to help YOU to achieve YOUR rehabilitation goals. Your plan of care is directed by you but it is my job to educate you about the disease process, resources in the community, and what I can offer to help you to achieve the best outcome for therapy.
I do not zero in to your diagnosis as the only focus of my treatments. I provide a complete and thorough assessment that helps me to discover any overlapping issues that may be addressed by my skill set. I am a hands-on therapist, eclectic in my methods to achieve successful outcomes, and I am diversified in therapeutic skills and methods.
My mission is to help you return to being a whole person at home and in the community.
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Benign Positional Vertigo
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Central Vestibular Vertigo
Neuralgia in the Upper Extremity
Upper Extremity Disorders
Upper Extremity Pain
Functional Movement Screening
Movement Disorder Surgery for Parkinson's Disease
Rehabilitation After Stroke or Trauma
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
Trigger Point Therapy
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Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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La Sierra University, Riverside Ca
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
Loma Linda University
Medical School | Graduated 1999
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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