Head, neck, thoracic spine, rib, lumbar spine, knee, and SI Joint issues for all ages children to adults. Biomechanics assessment of movement patterns and performance improvement coaching.
Manual Therapy with an eclectic Osteopathic and functional, fitness forward approach including Muscle Energy Techniques, Myofascial Release, Functional Breath Work, Total Motion Release, Whelton Myofascial Referral Technique, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Taping, and Holistic Wellness Education.
- Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 2003
- Professional Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy, University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, 2006
Minnesota and American Physical Therapy Associations
I have committed myself to be a lifelong learner. Through embracing opportunity for formal and informal education I continue to add value to who I am and what I have to offer my family, community, and patients. I partner with and work for my patients to motivate and successfully assist them in setting and reaching their lifestyle goals. I emphasize listening, educating, and manually guiding people to empower their own fitness forward and wellness journeys.
WHY I BECAME A PHYSICAL THERAPIST:
I injured my ACL as a teenager and had a wonderful physical therapist who became a mentor for my future. After playing basketball in college and working as a Biomedical Engineer for a time, I returned to my initial passion for helping people heal in their time of physical struggle and pursued my Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree. I enjoy solving puzzles and fusing my engineering and science based mind with a creative approach to help people feel better.
HOW I SPEND MY FREE TIME:
I play with physical fitness in many forms with my family. I appreciate functional mobility, yoga, breath work, weight lifting, biking, and rucking. My husband and I were blessed with twin boys and a live a busy, but calm life in our country home.