Danette is originally from Copperas Cove, Texas, near Fort Hood Army base. She is a proud Army brat. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University. Her first degree was in Music Education. She played clarinet and alto sax in the jazz band. She went on to complete her Master of Occupational Therapy. Her first position after graduation was at a Sports Medicine clinic in Lewisville, Texas where she specialized in Hand Rehabilitation, wound care, and eventually became director of the work hardening program. For the next several years she specialized in work related injuries, impairment ratings, functional capacity evaluations, taught back schools and did onsite return to work assessments. While working at Osteopathic Medical Center in Fort Worth she also developed a passion for Manual Therapy and recently completed her Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy.
Danette has a strong interest in shoulder rehabilitation because she believes that, in the upper extremity, proximal stability is essential for distal dexterity in all daily activities and sports and, in some cases, can decrease the chance of injuries to the elbow and wrist. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to beaches and warm weather. Locally, she enjoys live music and street festivals. She loves dogs and has two, Lambeau and Skully.
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine-US
Bachelor of Music, Texas Woman’s University
Master of Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman’s University
Residency Training: Dallas Rehab Institute and Dallas VA Medical Center
Interests and specialties
Hand to Shoulder Rehabilitation
Ergonomics, work Injuries and return to work issues