Sharon is a native of Northern Virginia. She graduated from Duke University with her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She received her Masters of Physical Therapy from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. She graduated with an interest in treating hand and upper extremity injuries. Her first job was at a regional hand trauma hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. After four years at the trauma center, she passed a rigorous exam to become a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT).
Sharon has been practicing the art and science of physical therapy for 21 years. Along the way, she received the nickname, “Magic Hands.” Her hands are the “eyes” that let her “see” inside the body. This sensitivity of touch and her listening skills combine to make her a true healer.
“When a person signs up to be a healthcare practitioner, they sign up for a life of learning. I wholeheartedly embrace this lifestyle.” One quote that defines me is: “If I am not learning, I’m bored.” “I will never learn all there is to know about the human body, which means I will never run out of topics to study.” I have regularly done continuing education classes throughout my career. The average continuing education course is two days in length. In 2011, I spent a year studying and learning a revolutionary manual technique called Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT). I am currently the only Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist practicing in Eagle and Summit County. Call the office to schedule a free assessment to see how MAT might be able to help you.
The best part about working at JointWorx Physical Therapy is that I am not restricted in my approach to healing. I evaluate and treat the entire body. Most often the source of pain is not at the location of pain. For example, a patient’s neck pain was relieved by restoring function to the big toe. Knee pain can often be alleviated by addressing muscle function in the hip and/or foot.
Sharon is also a stained glass artist. She has been working in stained glass and fused glass for years. Her first large stained glass project was of an aquatic scene that filled a floor to ceiling window in her townhome in Baltimore. That project took a year and a half to complete. Her art and profession came together when she made a stained glass of a cervical spine as a gift. (The recipient of the gift LOVED it.)