Devon earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Ithaca College’s accelerated program, where she also played collegiate soccer during her undergraduate years. With a background in high school football kicking, she developed a deep appreciation for the intricacies of human movement and the importance of rehabilitation.
Throughout her academic journey, Devon made significant contributions to the field of physical therapy. She served as a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Student Board of Directors, actively contributing to the growth and advancement of the profession. Devon’s dedication and passion was further recognized when she became the first Student Member of the Physical Therapy Journal (PTJ) Editorial board, showcasing her commitment to staying at the forefront of evidence-based practice.
Continuing her pursuit of excellence, Devon completed an orthopedic residency at Emory University, where she received comprehensive training in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Her time spent treating patients at the Atlanta Hawks Sports Medicine Complex gave her invaluable expereince in managing complex sports-related injuries.
In addition to her clinical work, Devon collaborated with a PhD and another DPT to dive deep into return to sport after an ACL reconstruction. Their research, conducted with one of the nation’s leading ACL surgeons, involved evaluating jumping and landing mechanics of over 30 patients. Throughout this study, Devon developed a specific interest in ACL injury prevention, aiming to empower athletes with the knowledge and strategies to mitigate the risk of future injuries.
Devon utilizes various modalities to enhance the rehabilitation process and optimize return to sport outcomes. She addresses myofascial pain and dysfunction with trigger point dry needling and leverages Neufit technology, a cutting-edge neuromuscular electrical stimulation system, to optimize muscle recruitment. Additionally, she integrates Redcord suspension exercise and Blood Flow Restriction training, innovative techniques that target specific muscle groups to enhance strength and functional performance. Complimenting these modalities, Devon incorporates manual therapy techniques to improve joint mobility, reduce pain, and promote tissue healing to support each patient’s safe and successful return to sport.
With Devon’s comprehensive knowledge, dedication to evidence-based practice, and passion for optimizing athletes recovery, patients at One on One can trust in receiving expert care aimed at achieving their goals.
Beyond the clinic, Devon is an Adjunct Instructor for the South College DPT program where she shares her insights and shapes the next generation of physical therapists. Outside of her professional endeavors, you can find Devon embracing an active lifestyle and exploring new horizons through travel. She values quality time with family and friends, learning new skills, and giving back to her community.