Western Michigan University BA Biomedical Science 1992
Grand Valley State University MSPT Physical Therapy 1996
Certifications and Honors
Credentialed in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy by the International McKenzie Institute 2004.
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists 2007.
McKenzie Institute USA
American Physical Therapy Association
North Carolina Physical Therapy Association
I began my career as a staff physical therapist with Battle Creek Health Systems in my hometown of Battle Creek, Michigan. During my time with BCHS, I gained
valuable clinical experience treating patients in acute care and outpatient settings. I worked as part of a multidisciplinary rehabilitaion team focused on treatment
of adults with neurological impairments. In my orthopedic work, I worked along side several skilled manual therapists who taught me how physical therapy, when done
correctly, can significantly improve an individuals quality of life. My next stay was in Grand Rapids, Michigan were I worked for 11 years. I started my first position as a clinic manager of a small outpatient clinic there. We saw tremendous growth in our clinic during my time there. I attribute this growth to our philosophy that we should meet the needs of the patient first and provide quality personalized care. I then moved to a position as Sports Programming Director where my days were filled with treating athletes of all ages at our Sports Medicine clinic, developing sport specific rehab and performance programs, and developing relationships with sports clubs in the area. I also found time to teach Clinical Rehabilitation to Athletic Training students at my Alma Mater Grand Valley State University. Life was very busy. My family and I then made a tremendous leap of faith by moving to Wilmington, NC in 2008 where I joined the staff at Carolina Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy. We have been blessed to call Wilmington home and I have been blessed professionally to work with Jai, Steve and Sue since 2008 then as Carolina Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy and now as Shoreline Physical Therapy. My philosophy has stayed the same when working with patients. I will commit 100% of my knowledge and experience to helping improve your health and quality of life. I will also treat each individual with caring respect. I want to give my patients the tools they need to successfully improve and maintain a healthy quality of life.
I have been married to my wife Kim for 15 years and together we have 2 children. I enjoy spending time with my family. We are members at First Baptist Church here in
Wilmington and enjoy helping in the mission of the church. My hobbies include golf, basketball, daily workouts, kids sporting events, and beach time.