Shari is from Eldridge, IA and currently resides in Bettendorf, IA. Shari received her undergraduate degree from Luther College in Biology and Exercise Science and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Iowa. Outside of work she enjoys cooking/baking, babysitting, and helping out friends with young children and exercising when able. Shari has a passion for treating pediatric patients and helping them recover, develop and thrive in their daily lives and activities.
Why did you become a Physical Therapist?
I became interested in Physical Therapy through a high school class that focused on Health Occupations and I knew I wanted to be involved in the health care field in some way. I was debating becoming a pediatrician, a physician assistant or a physical therapist. In college, I was able to observe and do a student internship with a local physical therapist that sold me on the profession. Later, during my collegiate softball career, I required 2 years of physical therapy to continue playing softball and from that time on, I became passionate about helping others get back to the activities they love.
What are you involved with in your community?
I enjoy volunteering at my former high school Career Fair every year at North Scott as well as being a parishioner at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Bettendorf. I also frequently help with child care for my friends in the community after work and on the weekends.
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