DPT, Oakland University
BS in Health Sciences, Oakland University
As part of completing her doctoral degree, Danielle was involved in research identifying the efficacy of utilizing dance therapy to treat symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. Following this research, Danielle completed her certification in LSVT BIG, a customized and holistic treatment protocol designed for people with Parkinson’s disease. Danielle also served as line editor throughout the publishing process of a textbook entitled “Physical Activity and Rehabilitation in Life-threatening Illness.”
Danielle’s interest in physical therapy began back in high school when she herself received treatment for injuries related to her time as a competitive dancer. She loved that her care was individualized and treatment was applied to her specific impairments. Danielle is passionate about using her knowledge of biomechanics and anatomy to identify dysfunction and restore proper movement patterns. Danielle has clinical experience with those of all ages, with a variety of orthopedic and neurological diagnoses. Danielle is hoping to continue her physical therapy education in the near future through Oakland University’s Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) program.