Michelle works in healthcare because she finds it exciting and challenging—every day is different, and she enjoys meeting all of the amazing people in the field. There are so many varied “realms” of healthcare, and she finds that balancing each aspect to help someone get back to their daily life rewarding. In her practice, Michelle utilizes a combination of hands on (manual) therapy to get soft tissue and joints moving, and exercise (flexibility and strengthening) to either keep the area moving or strengthen it for further stability. She likes to ensure that patients are able to keep the movement patterns that they have changed in therapy when they are discharged, in an effort to create a long-lasting effect and to prevent the issue from returning.
From a little town called Tomball, Texas on the outskirts of Houston, Michelle attended the University of Texas at Arlington, and earned her PT doctorate from Texas Woman’s University. She’s a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, a certified manual physical therapist, and is certified in both blood flow restriction and dry needling.
Michelle has several hobbies and things she likes to do when she’s not working! Traveling is a love of hers, with Europe—especially Iceland—a favorite destination. She especially enjoys going places that encourage activity (hiking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, climbing, etc.), playing sand volleyball, doing at-home DIY projects, and playing with her Goldendoodle, Ellie!