My interest in physical therapy began at a young age as a gymnast and patient at Innova Physical Therapy. I experienced the physical and psychological impact that high- quality, holistic patient care can create and hope to offer my patients a similar experience. In my pursuit of a career in physical therapy, I received my Bachelors of Science in Sport and Exercise Science from Seattle University in 2017. While I was studying for my undergraduate degree, I was an American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer and Pilates instructor, which allowed me to gain invaluable experience in exercise prescription and application.
I then went on to earn my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2021. While I was studying in Denver, I explored my passion for pelvic floor treatment and received a Level 1 & 2 Pelvic Health Certification from the Providence Institute of Practice, Education, and Research. I have also been a member of the Foot and Ankle Special Interest Group since 2018, which has allowed me to stay up to date on research and innovation in foot and ankle pathology and intervention. After receiving my degree in Denver, CO, I said a happy farewell to 300+ days of sunshine and returned to my hometown to work alongside the team that had inspired me to pursue this career in the first place.
My treatment philosophy incorporates a blend of scientific literature, clinical expertise, and patient preference to ensure an evidence-based and person-specific treatment plan. I believe excellent care incorporates all body systems and addresses external factors that may be contributing to pathology.
My interests outside of patient care include recreational rock climbing, yoga, hiking, skiing, cooking, and the occasional attempt to revisit old gymnastics skills when I’m feeling particularly brave.