When I was 12 years old, I was diagnosed with Chiari malformation. I had undergo a pretty intense surgery. And, when I woke up from it, I really struggled to use my arms, turn my head and even walk. Going through physical therapy for many, many months, my therapists were my superheroes. And at the end of it all, I said, “One day, I'm gonna be a physical therapist, too.”
Shortly after college, I had my son and started a family. I knew I wanted to go back to school and look into physical therapy, but I wasn't sure how that was gonna work. Rasmussen had a hybrid Physical Therapy Assistant Program available, and they just convinced me this was the right place to be.
My biggest success coming out of Rasmussen was getting the job that I'm in now. I get to teach group fitness classes as well as do physical therapy one on one. I get to take everything I learned at Rasmussen and put it to use every day. This is the first job that I've ever had that I look forward to going to work on Monday.