Bio

My entire life has centered around exercise and healing. Being a competitive gymnast for over 10 years, weight room and aerobic instructor, running club director, triathlete, marathon runner, yoga and Pilates instructor, and long time Continuum Movement participant provided me with a wide array of experiences. With over 30 years as a physical therapist in multiple healthcare settings from orthopedic sports medicine, skilled nursing geriatrics, and home healthcare, I bring a broad knowledge base to my Health Coaching/Physical Therapy practice.  My approach emphasizes exercise, diet, client education, postural/movement awareness, prevention of injuries, stress reduction, and self-management. Health Coaching/Physical Therapy sessions are crafted to meet each individual’s needs.  My desire is to facilitate a positive change in a client’s health leading to a more conscious and fulfilling life.

Below is a list of courses taken since my physical therapy licensure in 1985

  • The Core: Evaluation and Training – 2016
  • Female Hip and Pelvis:  Orthopedic Management – 2016
  • Aquatic Therapy:  Benefits, Guidelines and Treatment Techniques – 2016
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis – 2016
  • Resistance Training for the Older Adult – 2016
  • Kinesiology Taping Strategies – 2015
  • Myofascial Pelvis – 2014
  • Continuum Movement Intensive – 2013
  • Yoga as a Therapeutic Tool – 2012
  • Pilates:  Why It Works – 2012
  • Osteoporosis – Physical Therapy Management of Bone Health – 2012
  • Balance Impairment and Fall Risk – 2012
  • Therapy and the Sleep Deprived Patient – 2012
  • Patellafemoral Syndrome – 2011
  • Understanding, Designing and Implementing Functional Exercise for Seniors – 2011
  • Rotator Cuff and Impingement Disorder – 2010
  • Manual Evaluation, Correction and Treatment of the Sacraliliac Joint – 2010
  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Training – 2005-2007
  • Pilates Mat Instructor Training – 2002-2003
  • Yoga Teacher Training – 2001-2002
  • Emotions and Sensations Training – 2000-2001
  • Myofascial Pelvis – 1999
  • Advanced Myofascial Unwinding – 1999
  • Breathing, Movement, and Voice – 1999
  • Myofascial II – 1999
  • Guided Imagery – 1999
  • Craniosacral Therapy II – 1999
  • Visceral Manipulation – 1998
  • Myofascial I and Myofascial Unwinding – 1998
  • Soft Tissue and Motion Palpation – 1998
  • Myofascial Freedom:  Exercise and Flexibility – 1998
  • Craniosacral Training I – 1998
  • CMT Training – 1995
  • Continuum Movement Training – 1994-2015
  • Back Education and Training – 1989
  • Back Injury Prevention and Management – 1989
  • Low Back Dysfunction – 1988
  • Functional Orthopedics – 1988
  • Chronic Spine Training – 1988
  • S1 on Spinal Mobilization – 1987