I became interested in the mind-body connection in the 90's and was planning to go to school for psychology and athletic training. I realized early on that I didn't want to work with athletes, and completed a BS in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. While working in conflict resolution and mediation I completed yogic studies coursework though the Yoga Academy of North America. After a stint living at Kripalu yoga center and working as an apprentice on an organic farm, I returned to school to get a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
After several years of traditional physical therapy I finally took my first course in John F. Barnes Myofascial Release (JFB MFR). I knew quickly that my decades long search for a way to help myself and others resolve mental and physical pain and restrictions had ended.
This journey has been personal and professional for me. From the age of 16 to my mid thirties I had headaches 90% of the time. Now I rarely do. I have also noticed a decrease in anxiety and an increased ability to sleep through the night. I am passionate about helping others because my life has changed dramatically. I look forward to having the opportunity to help you leave pain, trauma, and suffering behind and lead you toward a more active and less painful life
As a pelvic floor physical therapist I've seen the emotional and physical effects of birthing bodies not being honored and respected during childbirth. This has made me passionate about empowering people to give birth utilizing the intelligence of their bodies rather than relying solely on medical and technological interventions. Giving birth can be profound and empowering. It can allow you to realize your mental and physical strength and expand what you believe yourself to be capable of. Physical Therapy and Myofascial Release are not just about helping you heal, but also about helping you create the life you want to live.