Cathy recently completed her Physical Therapist Assistant training at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids, MN, graduating with honors. Prior to attending PTA school, she worked as a Certified Massage Therapist for 17 years.
Cathy has lived in Mankato since 1993 and is active in a number of community organizations. She and her husband, John share their home with two dogs, Cookie and Lucky. Cathy enjoys outdoor activities, particularly hiking, bicycling, roller blading, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. She and John like spend as much time as possible at their cabin in Northern Wisconsin. Her other interests include reading and attending concerts and plays.
Cathy is looking forward to being a valuable addition to the physical therapy team. She is most interested in learning and using manual therapies to help patients regain strength, function and independence. Cathy will be attending training to hone her skills in fields such as Graston, ASTYM, and pain management education. Her personal interest is in orthopedics, strength and balance issues and neurological disorders. She intends to continue learning with guidance from the physical therapists on staff as well as attending continuing education courses.