Hello, This is my landing page!
Here you can read more about me and get information on services I can provide. I may post a blog or two once and a while.
I am a Physical Therapist that wants to make a difference. I work hard at learning the best practices to help my clients achieve their goals. After graduating from Pacific University in Oregon in 2003 I grew my Orthopedic experience in for 10 years in private practice and and hospital based wellness in San Francisco. Since 2012 I have done contract work/ Travel PT in 6 states and mostly in Outpatient Orthopedic clinics. During this time I have visited more than 170 CrossFit gyms, became CF-L1 certified and apply many of these strength training concepts into my treatment philosophy. When I see patients or clients I use Selective Functional Movement Asssessment (SFMA), Austarailian Approach (Maitland) as top tier treatment decision making. This blended in with concepts learned from Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), Functional Movement Techniques (Rocktape, IASTM, cupping), Postural Respiration Institute (PRI), Weightlifting (Clinical Athlete) and Strength Training (CSCS), Precision Nutrition (PN1), Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism (P&PA), Integrated Kinetic Neurology (IKN), and general wellness concepts gives me a very broad knowledge base to help my clients.
History of my love for movement:
I always play hard. Growing up my passions were basketball, golf, and softball. After 2 years of playing Union Rugby at Northern Arizona University, I decided to walk onto the golf team my senior year. College athletics is where I fell in love with Strength training and went on to getting my CSCS through NSCA. After graduating Physical Therapy school I began running, cycling and doing triathlons. During this time I completed the AIDS/Lifecycle ride in California and did Vineman 70.2. If I am not playing sports, I am watching them. I am a die hard bay area fan SF Giants and Golden State Warriors. When I am not working, training, or volunteering I am exploring new trails (running or MTB) and camping in National Parks with my Wife, April and dog Lakota.
Along with the love travel is to volunteer while traveling. I have been to Central and South America (Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic) over 15 times to volunteer with Operation Rainbow.
Typically I will see 30-50 post surgical patients and many non surgical patients for Physical Therapy during our week long missions. The teamwork and comraderie during medical mission trips is priceless and I have met many lifelong friends through OR. These trips remind me every year why I wanted to become a Physical Therapist. Helping people heals all of us.
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
APTA Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS), Recertified in 2019
Certified in Dry Needling through The American Dry Needling Institute
-Course work with Yun Tao Ma: Integrative Dry Needling for Pain Management and Sports Medicine
Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Level III Medical Professional and Level III Fitness Professional
Yearlong course in manual therapy specializing in the Maitland Concept with Roland Lucas
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Functional Movement Screen (FMS) certified
Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Level 2 certified
Functional Movement Techniques (FMT) – Rocktape FMT – Performance and Blades
Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism (P&PA)
CrossFit Level 1 and CrossFit Endurance certified
Certified ClinicalAthlete Weightlifting Coach (CCWC)
NOL Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
Currently Licensed to practice Physical Therapy in 6 states: CO (13760), CA (28553), SD (1660), MA (20554), OR (62573), AZ (31044)
*I am working on finishing a Precision Nutrition Certification (PN1)*