Q: What led you to work in this field of EMGs (Electromyography) with Summit Orthopedic Group?
Answer: I have been working in the area for 39 years. I am a physical therapist with a clinical specialty in EMG, and it's a service that I am happy to bring to this area by joining Summit Orthopedic Group.
Q: What drew you to begin practicing in the Franklin County area?
Answer: I have been teaching at Penn State Mont Alto for 27 years, a position from which I will be retiring this summer. I also provided EMG services for the Easter Seals in Waynesboro, from 1987 until they closed in 2013.
Q: What would you say is a common misconception about EMG?
Answer: There is anxiety that the test is painful since it involves the use of electricity and needles. However, at the end of the test, most patients tell me it wasn't too bad. For almost all clients the test is tolerable and the diagnostic information gained offsets the discomfort.
Q: What are you most looking forward to about continuing to work in Franklin County?
Answer: The people! They are friendly, hard-working good people!
Q: What hobbies or interests do you enjoy outside of your career?
Answer: I like to go hiking, especially along the Appalachian Trail, I also enjoy biking and kayaking. I like to travel and enjoy being a part of medical missions. I have volunteered on more than 40 missions in Asia, Central America, South America and most recently in the Middle East. I help fit children and adults in wheelchairs on these missions.