Education: Doctorate of Physical Therapy – University of Puget Sound, 2008 | Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science – University of Puget Sound, 2005
Certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Treatment Philosophy: I am a strong believer that our bodies are mechanical in nature and are prone to breakdown. Our daily habits, movements, and activities lead us into consistent patterns that produce asymmetry, weakness, and dysfunction. Finding the root cause of that dysfunction, which leads to pain and injury, is crucial for recovery. Being creative with movement strategies, being willing to explore options, and being focused on fixing the cause of dysfunction helps lead us back out of painful cycles. I’m confident that strength and mobility are key to living healthy, active lives and that there is no reason these factors cannot be improved. Blending hands-on care with purposeful, forward-thinking strength and mobility exercises optimizes recovery and helps us get back to the activities we love.
Special Interests in Physical Therapy: I am fascinated by the mechanical nature of our bodies and have developed a special interest in foot and ankle, knee, and shoulder rehab. I enjoy teaching young athletes fundamental movement patterns to help prevent injury and promote long-term healthy and active lives, but I jump at the chance to work with people of any age to help them continue their active lifestyle. I especially love working with runners, cyclists, and throwers.
Personal Interests: I am actively learning to live with young kids and am a tinkerer by nature. I learn by doing and am excited to “just get going.” I enjoy working on home remodel projects and nearly always have a woodworking project underway. I love the outdoors and hike, cycle, and kayak when I’m able. My family travels often and we hope to teach our daughters that the world is a lot bigger place than just our little neighborhood.