Dannie is convinced she has the best job in the world. Since graduating with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, she has enjoyed the privilege of helping her patients move better and live more freely! She loves tackling the “puzzle” of physical therapy, and she works with each patient individually to help them become more independent and confident in their abilities. As a therapist, Dannie values the journey of getting to know her patients and learning how to help them achieve their goals. She has worked with a wide variety of patients in the Midwest and has also had the opportunity to bring physical therapy to both the pediatric and adult population in the Dominican Republic for Solid Rock International. She finds great fulfilment in the challenge of PT, and considers every patient to be a blessing and an opportunity in her life.
Dannie has received training in and is working towards certification in Functional Manual Therapy (CFMT) though the Institute of Physical Art (a foundational training organization for all of the Body Mechanics staff). She continually researches ways to best address a variety of patient needs. She frequently utilizes manual therapy including joint and soft tissue mobilizations, dry needling, and movement re-education in order to help reduce pain and improve movement strategies. Her ultimate goal is to help her patients more fully enjoy life and what it has to offer.