Sydney grew up in the small town of Brighton, Illinois, and attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale as a two-year student-athlete. She graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in English and a minor in Women’s Studies. Sydney returned to school to earn an Occupational Associate’s degree in PTA from Pima Medical Institute in Tucson in 2021.
Sydney has treated a variety of patients with diagnoses such as Parkinson’s, Myasthenia Gravis, MS, TBI, stroke, vertigo/BPPV, and cardiovascular events and is adept at treating athletes, teens, and younger children, runners, and the geriatric population. Her passion for physical therapy started at a young age, as her mom is also a 40+ year PTA.
Sydney has a multi-focal approach to a patient’s rehabilitation and always puts the patient’s needs first. The main focal points she strives to achieve are getting the patient back to their prior level of function, educating the patient on what their body is going through in order to maintain the progress made in therapy, and focusing on postural stability with all activities.
Sydney is fluent in Spanish, and outside of work, Sydney enjoys spending time with her spouse, two sons, and dog. She is a St. Louis Cardinals baseball fanatic and also enjoys watching the Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louise Blues hockey. Her hobbies include cycling, gardening, and generally being physically active.