As a California native who grew up dancing, I was introduced to the field of physical therapy and rehab early in life due to dance injuries. My love of movement and passion for helping people achieve their goals led me to pursue a career in PT. I attended Dominican University of California for my undergraduate studies, receiving my Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a minor in psychology in 2012. I went on to receive my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Puget Sound in 2016. After falling in love with the Pacific Northwest throughout graduate school, I decided to stay and pursue my career in this beautiful state. I’ve been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2013, including the Orthopedic and Women’s Health Section.
I found my love for orthopedic and pelvic floor physical therapy early on in PT school, and I’m passionate about combining manual therapy techniques with thoughtful therapeutic exercise prescription to best guide each person back to their optimal level of function. I’m enthusiastic about working with people, and I love the one-on-one quality relationships that physical therapy allows me to build with my patients. I believe patient education is one of the foundational corner stones in PT treatment because it empowers people to be the driving force in their own recovery. I was drawn to Innova due to the strong focus on treating the whole person, innovation, and lifelong learning in our ever changing field. I am beyond thrilled to join the Innova team.
I enjoy spending time with my partner and two cats, exploring the Pacific Northwest and staying active with yoga, dancing, trail running or hitting the gym. However, nothing can beat relaxing with a good book and a cat on my lap!