Samantha (but you can call her Sam) first fell in love with physical therapy in high school when she worked alongside an athletic trainer. Sam completed her final clinical as a Rockhurst student at Sport + Spine, and especially appreciates how the clinic is always at the cutting edge. “I love that Sport + Spine is at the forefront. And it’s not only about physical therapy after an injury, but that focus on keeping you well and keeping you moving,” she says.
Her favorite part of her work is seeing patients’ progress, she says. “We get to see the full spectrum, watching them grow from start to finish.” She’s originally from Kansas City, but Sam’s physical therapy experiences took place across the map. Sam worked in Nebraska, Oregon and even Ecuador, where she was a physical therapist on a medical missions trip. Outside Sport + Spine, she enjoys swimming, being outdoors and spending time with family.