About

Mission

To provide my clients with the tools and strategies to reach their health and fitness goals. To educate the community on the benefits of physical therapy and yoga therapy in achieving optimal health and wellness.

VISION

That people embrace their potential to live more fully  through self-care, education and a healthy lifestyle. 

VALUES

  • compassion
  • respect
  • excellence

I am originally from Philadelphia.  I moved to Colorado over 15 years ago and never looked back.  My husband and I are happy to call the Western Slope of Colorado, home.  We work and play here while raising our 2 year-old Rottweiler mix, who guards our farm.  

I’ve been a physical therapist for over 20 years.  In my youth, I was constantly hurting myself. This motivated me to learn how to recover from injury and heal myself, naturally.   I love to learn.  Studying the human body, mind and how they function together is exciting to me.  I have a diverse academic background with experience that includes orthopedics, yoga and functional medicine.  I enjoy teaching others how to  recover from injury, manage their condition, and  improve their function and performance.  

In my spare time, I enjoy any and all sports available in this beautiful area or kicking back with a good book.  I’ve recently started gardening, though I have much to learn!

qualifications

Degrees

Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy – Evidence in Motion (EIM)

Masters degree in Physical Therapy – Arcadia University, PA

Bachelors degree in Psycho-Biology – Arcadia University, PA

Certifications

Board certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS)- American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists

Orthopedic Manual Therapist – Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars

Schroth Therapist certified – Schroth Barcelona Institute

SEAS certified (Scientific Exercises Approach to Scoliosis)

Yoga Therapist certified (c-IAYT)- International Association of Yoga Therapists

Titleist Performance Institute  (TPI certified Level 1 and Medical Level 2)

Buteyko Method certified (Butekyoclinic.com)

Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) – certified

Additional Qualifications

Dry needling – Qualified through two organizations:  Kinecticore and the Integrative Dry Needling Institute

Functional Medicine – Completed year long Functional Medicine Mastery Course through Dr. Brian Woeller, Oregon

Integrated Systems Model (ISM) – Diane and Linda Lee’s Program – ISM is a model of assessing and treating the body that considers the integrated relationship of body systems and how to effectively treat dysfunction

Additional Yoga Experience

I am grateful for the dozens of yoga professionals and teachers who have shaped my path and have improved my life through their teachings the past two decades.  I humbly attempt to pass on their knowledge through my own eyes, experience and perspective. 

RYT200 (through Medical Therapeutic Yoga)

eRYT500 (through Yoga Synergy, Australia)

Two-week yoga therapy intensive through Integrative Yoga Therapy (Joseph and Lillian LePage and Dr. Scott Blossom in Ashram located in Cranbury, NJ 2005)

Pranayama and mudra intensive through Integrative Yoga Therapy (Joseph and Lillian LePage Sao Paulo, Brazil 2006)

Month long yoga therapy intensive with Simon Borg-Oliver and Yoga Synergy, Goa India 2017

Study of the Bhagavad Gita (Kaya Mindlin)

Study of yoga Nidra

and more…..

Teaching

Regis University – Integrating yoga into healthcare (volunteer position (3 consecutive years) to introduce physical therapy doctoral students to therapeutic yoga).

Therapeutic Yoga Workshops in the US and Canada on multiple topics pertaining to orthopedic conditions; Ayurvedic medicine; Yoga philosophy.

Writing 

I have published articles in the Elephant Journal, Yoga University Online, Yoga Therapy Today and Medium.