A Chicago-area native, I earned my bachelor degree in Exercise Science and Athletic Training from the University of Iowa. From there, I went on to earn both my master and doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2002. Upon graduating, I relocated to Seattle to practice outpatient orthopedic physical therapy and later became a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.
I enjoy treating a variety of orthopedic and sports related injuries, but I also specialize in issues related to women’s health such as pelvic pain, urinary/bowel incontinence, and pregnancy pain. My philosophy on patient care includes forming a partnership with my patients, allowing us to work together to customize a realistic plan of care to achieve their rehabilitation goals. I am committed to providing a specialized and individualized treatment approach that focuses on education, manual therapy techniques, postural/core training, and patient-specific functional activities. I find this interaction critical to recovery and rewarding on a personal level.
Outside of physical therapy, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 children, running, hiking, skiing, traveling, and exploring the beautiful PNW.