Originally from the Philippines, Clarice is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas, widely known for its reputation as a research center. Pursuing advanced education and accreditation in her field, she is currently working on her Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Arcadia University, designed to give practicing clinicians further evidence-based tools to achieve great outcomes for their patients in treatment.
Like many other successful therapists, Clarice’s professional role is rooted in a compassionate understanding of her patient’s journey. She brings genuine commitment to her work as a caregiver, and knows that empathy is a key component to treatment. It builds a foundation of trust that enables an open dialogue between practitioner and patient. “I’m not only able to help patients recover but it allows me to get to know my patients beyond their injury.”
People suffering from musculoskeletal issues say that pain and injury “take over your life.” Clarice’s goal is clear: she wants to get people back to doing what they love. It’s a rewarding experience, “seeing patients get back to their normal routine without pain.” The only greater reward is doing it again and again, for every individual that comes to her for care.
When Clarice is not pursuing her passion as a physical therapist, she stays active. She loves taking a fun, challenging barre class, and also enjoys Pilates. And there’s always running, which helps her maintain a complete awareness of her body, whenever she can fit it into her busy schedule!
Clarice is also certified in The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), a comprehensive, movement-based diagnostic system. It directs manual therapy and therapeutic exercise interventions by systematically tracking functional movement patterns.