Dr. Hollis has been a practicing clinician for over 25 years. Early in her career, she specialized in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation and became a Certified Hand Therapist. She did not want to limit her skills and talent to the upper extremity so she branched out to pursue orthopaedic and sports medicine rehabilitation. Dr. Hollis has a passion for knowledge and learning and looks outside the box for answers to persistent questions. This led her to Greg Roskopf’s Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT®) in Denver, Colorado. After an 18-month journey to learn and master this technique, she was certified as a Muscle Activation Techniques®, Specialist. Even though the American Physical Therapy Association does not recognize this credential, it does not negate the hundreds of hours she spent learning and applying muscle activation. In support of her commitment to excellence, she recently became a Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy.
Dr. Hollis will not hesitate to acknowledge that learning and implementing the science of muscle activation transformed her life, her skills, her patient outcomes, and her career. She recently published a case report on muscle activation in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. She continues to pursue clinical research on muscle activation while managing a caseload and clinical instruction for PTA and DPT students.