If you're going to get your information from someone, then you should want them to be well informed! I graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2013 with my Doctor of Medicine. In 2016, I completed a Masters of Science in Health with a focus on chronic disease and exercise science from the University of North Florida. Most recently, I became board certified in Family Medicine in June of 2018. I'm currently a fellow of Sports Medicine at American Sports Medicine Institute. I am an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.
When I was four years old, I underwent a tendo-Achilles lengthening, basically a lengthening of the heel cords on both ankles. The pediatric orthopedist who performed the surgery told my parents I'd have trouble walking well and would never be able to run in a coordinated fashion.
The day after my first cross country race in college, my parents told me what the doctor had said those fourteen years past.
So often, patients with arthritis are told all the things they can't do. I'm here to tell you that you can.
Both in my practice and in the field, I've seen the frustration that patients and athletes experience when their body doesn't perform in the way they understand. Many people feel lost in the glut of information. From home remedies to TV commercials, most don't know what sources of information are reputable and which are to be taken with a grain of salt. My goal is to give you the most current, data-driven information possible in an understandable manner. I'm glad you're here. My goal is your goal, for you to know what your body is going through and the best way to overcome it!