Cara received her undergraduate degree in Applied Health and Science in her hometown in MT and then pursued graduate work at Pacific University in Oregon where she earned both her Master's and Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy.
Her primary area of specialty is general orthopedics and sports injuries. She has over 19 years experience working with patients of all ages in both the outpatient orthopedic and home health settings. Cara has spent time in her career as a contract traveling therapist where she was able to meet and work with different Orthopedic surgeon groups. She had the privilege to serve a term Civilian outpatient, orthopedic PT position for the US Army in Fort Lewis, WA, treating acute, pre-and post operative conditions for the active duty soldiers. Her last traveling assignment landed her in Atlanta, GA where she stayed 12 years enjoying the Southern culture and people. She had the opportunity to work at a clinic with the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Hawks team orthopedic physicians. Cara also served as a orthopedic manager for one of the largest orthopedic groups in the Metro Atlanta area where she had to opportunity to work closely with some of the top orthopedic surgeons and physicians in the group. Her treatment philosophy incorporates a combinations of manual therapy and evidenced based functional and sport specific exercises. Cara believes in quality one on one care when treating her clients and assisting them through their recovery.
Although she enjoyed the South, she and her husband wanted to return to the Pacific NW closer to their family. Boise was her home after graduate school in 2000, and she is happy to call it home once again. Cara enjoys traveling with her husband, working out, being active outdoors, and watching football.