Debbie graduated from Florida International University with a B.S. in Physical Therapy in 1992 and obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2012. She practices physical therapy in the outpatient and acute care setting for Lawrence Memorial Hospital, in Lawrence Kansas. In 2008, she became a Certified Spinal Manual Therapist through ISPI. She is an adjunct faculty member of Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri since 2013, where she teaches spinal manual therapy and pain science. She is an instructor for EIM, specifically teaching a variety of pain science courses. Most recently, she completed her Therapeutic Pain Specialist (TPS) certification in 2017.