AncyFavorite Quote: “The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.” -Elbert Hubbard

Accomplishments and/or success story: Despite being raised in a strict household that truly only believed in engineers and medical doctors, I pushed boundaries and became a pioneer for my generation to truly just follow your passion and became a physical therapist. I opened my family’s eyes to art, music, exercise, and more rather than just science and math. 

Professional growth:  Over the past 7 years as a physical therapist, I’ve had the privilege of working along some truly remarkable and intelligent individuals who have showed me various ways to approach treatment. These individuals have shown me that through exciting exercises, various manual therapy techniques and various classes I am able to further my growth and personalize each individual’s treatment needs. I am skilled in massage, dry needling, therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular reeducation and much more. 

Passion projects:  I enjoy painting, doing puzzles and cooking for fun. My latest joy and passion is watching my son grow up each day. 

What is your “why”?  I enjoy a good puzzle so my “why” is usually stemming from my interest of how can I make this person better and increase their independence.  It really is a rewarding feeling watching someone come in not at their best and knowing that when they are finished with their treatments they know what to do and are feeling a whole lot better. 

 Favorite part of your job?  I enjoy getting to know my patients and getting the whole picture, it makes the job fun and not a checklist. 

Three terms that best describe me: Kind, independent, good listener

One thing no one would guess about me: I enjoy Marvel movies

My first concert was: Streetlight Manifesto

Favorite place in the world? I have a few favorite places and they all have to do with relaxing near a body of water

What is something about you that would surprise people? I love to eat and am not too picky

What is your dream vacation?  Galapagos Islands

What are your favorite pastimes?  Going to the movies, traveling to new places, and eating out with friends and family

Favorite book(s)?  I enjoy the Harry Potter series

Before working at Bethesda Physiocare, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve had?  Working in pediatrics was the most unusual and interesting I’d have to say. It’s both hugely rewarding and challenging to work with this group. Turning all treatments into a game was fun but much harder than it sounds!