I graduated from Columbia University with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2000. I moved to California to obtain Fellowship status in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT), a certification that recognizes therapists with advanced clinical proficiency in helping patients with their bone/joint, muscle and tendon disorders. My goal is to help people stay fit, active and mobile by offering highly personalized 1 on 1 services with a "whole-istic" approach so that you can participate in the activities you enjoy most (whether it’s run, crossfit, triathlon or playing with kids/grandkids, Hike, Workout, Travel etc.). I enjoy working with clients of all different ages and abilities- from 30 yr old triathletes to clients in their 80’s who continue to travel, play golf, hike, kayak and want to continue to stay active!
Frustrated by the standard of traditional medical and PT care, which only treats symptoms without addressing root cause and only addresses one body part at a time, I decided to open my own practice in 2011 where I could treat patients “Whole-listically”. After all, everything in our minds and bodies is connected!
Since 2011, I have successfully integrated my manual therapy (hands-on manipulation/massage) skills with muscle re-education and balance through various forms of exercise which include: Crossfit, Pilates, Kettlebells and Yoga. I have held certifications as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, Health/Fitness Instructor through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and am currently a Certified Pilates Instructor through Pilates Method Alliance, Certified Russian Kettlebell instructor (RKC) as well a Certified ART therapist (Active Release Technique).
My hobbies include triathlon, running, cycling, mountain biking, rock climbing, weight/resistance training, running after my toddler and the occasional Crossfit WOD. Some events/races that I’ve participated in include: Ironman 70.3 Lake Tahoe, Santa Cruz & Santa Rosa, 5 passes of Death Ride, Xterra Lake Tahoe, Rancho Cordova 70.3, Donner Lake 70.3, Big Sur half marathon, & many more. I bring a passion for healing to my everyday life, which I easily incorporate into my treatments. Assisting others is not only a job, but an ingrained desire driven by the community of athletes I train and work with daily. I can’t wait to help you to excel in your passions by improving your training or enhancing your quality of life!
Created FOR runners, designed BY Runners + licensed Physical Therapists who SPECIALIZE in treating running injuries.
WHAT WE DO:
We help runners train smart, RUN STRONG and get PR's while staying healthy and injury-free (so you can run into your 60's, 70's and beyond!!)
WHO WE ARE:
We are licensed physical therapists with over 16 yrs. of experience treating runners and athletes with various sports injuries. We are also avid runners with over 20 years of run experience so we know what it's like when you can't run due to an injury- it's such a BUMMER!
WHAT WE TEACH YOU:
Are you still "stretching" before you run? Learn a better way to warm up your muscles and joints to prepare for training runs and races with our 5-7 min full body, dynamic warm up routine.
Learn exercises and drills to make your body resistant to dreaded INJURIES that stop us from running
Get Run-Specific Strength & Mobility workouts: we use Kettlebells, TRX,Pilates, & Yoga blended into 1 fun + effective workout.Learn how to do Turkish Get Ups, Kettlebell swings and exercises to develop power in your posterior chain
Learn what you should do immediately after you complete a run/race (NO, it's not just foam rolling the heck out of your IT band!!). Learn how to REALLY improve your MOBILITY!