Brooke hails from Oelwein, Iowa, a small town in the northeast part of the state. She was a three-sport athlete competing in basketball, softball, and tennis. She completed her undergraduate education at Iowa State University in December 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She went on to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Des Moines University, graduating May 2020.
Originally starting out in an engineering program, Brooke quickly realized she wanted to be in a profession where she could directly help people and have daily interaction with them. Physical therapy was appealing because she liked the combination of problem solving and helping people get back to what they love.
During her clinical rotations, she gained experience in a number of settings including long-term acute care, occupational medicine, and outpatient orthopedics. She is trained in the McKenzie Method of Diagnosis and Treatment, as well as trained in dry needling for lumbopelvic and lower extremity conditions.
Brooke’s favorite part of the rehab process is when she gets to see a patient hit a milestone, whether big or small, and being able to celebrate those moments with them. Her love for helping people is furthered in her treatment philosophy in which she believes it’s important to create a joint effort between therapist and patient so patients have a say in their care.
In her free time Brooke enjoys hiking, playing golf, spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling, and hanging out with her puppy Strudel, a rescue lab mix.