I graduated from The University of Puget Sound in 2008 with my Doctorate of Physical Therapy. I have been working in outpatient orthopedics since then. I also spent a year working in home health for further experience. I received my Level II Certificate in manual therapy through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 2011, became certified as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2015, and in 2018 I graduated from the Connect Therapy Series through Dr. Linda Joy-Lee International.
My approach to therapy is to use a balanced combination of manual therapy to restore normal motion, then to retrain movement patterns through education and exercise to prevent further re-injury. I believe it is important to not only treat your symptoms, but to identify underlying biomechanical dysfunction that may be contributing to chronic and/or acute injuries. I work with each patient to develop therapy goals based on their needs and goals. I enjoy working with patients from all walks of life, athletes and non-athletes, young or young at heart. I also have a special interest and training on treating patients post-concussion, including vestibular and vision training with focus on return to exercise and functional balance.
My personal interests include sailing, kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking. When I’m not out adventuring I enjoy spending time at home gardening and relaxing with my husband, two kids, and our labradoodle, Oscar.