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About Me

I may be a physical therapist, massage therapist, personal trainer and integrative medicine specialist, but I am also a detective.

When you walk into my clinic, you may have experienced pain for years. Maybe you previously tried physical therapy, contorted your body into various stretches, paid hundreds of dollars for a massage. But alas, it was all for naught, and you're at your wits end.

I love learning, and together, we'll learn the true cause of your pain. Through a detailed investigation, interview, and review of your history, we'll seek to uncover what's really causing that pain and what steps we need to take to alleviate it and keep it at bay.

My journey to "detective" work began in 2003. A San Diego native and trained opera singer, I graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in music performance. However, while searching for opportunities to perform, I realized I had a desire to heal others. I earned my massage therapy certification in 2004 and my Personal Trainer Certification in 2005.

This true passion for helping others blossomed, and client "wow" moments brought me more joy than performing on stage. When I worked with a client and they would finally be able to move without pain, or they would take a step they couldn't before, or they could move a joint that was previously stuck, they would turn to me with a wowed expression. That would make my day, and it still does.

 

I earned my doctorate of physical therapy from University of St. Augustine in April 2012 and, combined with my background in massage therapy and personal training, work with people of all ages to help them achieve healthy mobility, recover from injury, and improve their movement patterns to avoid future injury. I use everything I know about soft tissue mobilization, stretching, and exercise, and am constantly researching new ways to help my patients reach their fullest potential. 

Since opening my clinic in 2015, it has been amazing for me to share my life's work. I find that I cannot shut off my desire to help others. I look forward to seeing you soon and sharing in your "wow" moment!

Continuing Education & Certifications

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy – University of St. Augustine: April 2012

  • APTA – California Section: member since 2011

  • AAOMPT: member since 2011

  • American Heart Association – CPR/BLS certified

  • National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodyworkers: June 2004 to 2013

  • Visceral Manipulation – VM1 and VM2  

  • Schroth Method for Scoliosis: Jan. 2013

  • APTA Combined Sections Meeting: Jan. 2013

  • IFOMPT Conference with poster presentation: Oct. 2012

  • Dynamic Taping: April 2012

  • Earth Spa Health Traditions – Cupping Therapy Certification: June 2009

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