Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Penny completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree with an emphasis in athletic training and a Master of Arts degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Biomechanics from San Diego State University in 2001 and 2004, respectively.
Prior to physical therapy school, Penny worked as a certified athletic trainer at the University of San Diego, California State University at Northridge, and Butler University where she worked extensively with athletes from the volleyball, baseball, soccer and softball teams.
Penny earned her doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine in 2012 and completed an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) credentialed Sports Residency at the University of Florida in 2014. At UF, she provided physical therapy services for varsity athletes from all sports.
She is an active member of the APTA, a credentialed clinical instructor, and a Clinical Athlete provider. She has presented at national meetings on Kinesiophobia in Outpatient Physical Therapy, Differential Diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis, Transient Osteonecrosis of the femur in an active female, and Tibial Plafond fracture in a high-level distance runner. She has also published on topics including returning to sports after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and fear of movement/re-injury across the spectrum of outpatient physical therapy diagnoses.
Penny has extensive continuing education training in running gait analysis, biomechanics of the shoulder in overhead athletes, strength training for runners and youth athletes, post-surgical rehabilitation and return to sport testing protocols, and training the female athlete.
Outside of the clinic, Penny enjoys traveling, cooking, concerts, working out and playing with her dogs.