I grew up in Lakeland, FL. In high school, I found a passion for running (as well as just sports in general) and participated in both track and cross country. The passion I had for human movement and exercise took me to North Carolina, where I majored in exercise science at Elon University with minors in Psychology and Neuroscience. After enduring 4 seasons of “winter”, I decided it was time to come back to the sunshine state. I then moved to Jacksonville, FL to pursue a DPT degree at University of North Florida. I have since graduated and had several clinical internships in the Jacksonville area in the outpatient setting. Overall, I fell in love with Jax–wanting to remain here and continue to call this place home.
My Core Values Are:
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi
I am a Physical therapist who specializes in outpatient orthopedics. One thing I am passionate about is putting myself in the shoes of the patients I serve.
Patients, just like us, live hectic lives with long to-do lists each week. When pain or injuries creep in, it can slow that normal pace down or impact our abilities to continue activities we love or need to function. In these cases, we sometimes feel like we’ve lost a small part of ourselves or even feel a bit disoriented. I know on a personal level that I relate to patients in regard to struggles with pain, possible limitations, as well as the mental health aspects that often coexist and cannot be forgotten.
At DOT we are able to connect with our patients in order to determine the most appropriate plan of care and goals for THAT individual. All patients are unique and different and should be treated as such. Having one-on-one time allows us to devote our full attention and care–which is unlike most traditional outpatient-run clinics. Moreover, at DOT we tend to think of our patients’ rehabilitation process for a lifetime. We want to get our patients back to normal function and activities he/she loves, but we must also want to focus on maintenance and prevention of future injuries as well.
What is Dr. Casey Reading, Listening To, or Watching?
- Mornings with the Masters Podcast
- WHOA That’s Good Podcast
- B.A Paris Novels
In my free time, I love to be active whether that’s working out, running or hiking. I love going to local farmers markets and can often be found in the kitchen as I love to cook and bake new recipes (which I make friends and other relatives taste test—no complaints about that to date). I also like to spend time with my niece and nephew, it doesn’t matter what we’re doing, just making memories together.