Me

Hello! 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 private practice and doing travel work. I joined Kaiser after a travel assignment in the outpatient department at Richmond Medical Center. My treatment philosophy is to blend Physical Therapy, fitness, coaching, and ergonomics for improved long term outcomes.

When I am not at work:

I always play hard. My greatest passions include: golf, softball, cycling, triathlons, and Olympic weight lifting. If I am not playing sports, I am watching them. I am a die hard SF Giants fan and have joined the band wagon watching the Golden State Warriors succeed this year.  My other passion is to travel and volunteer. I have visited Central and South America for over 10 years to volunteer with Operation Rainbow on medical missions.  These trips fuel my passion for Physical Therapy and Healthcare. I also participate in youth ACL prevention program called Operation Zero ACL.  If I am not volunteering I am exploring new trails, camping spots, or places near or far.

Over the past few years I’ve increased my emphasis in wellness, promotion, active lifestyle options, and physical therapy’s role in that.  With this blog, I hope to inspire others to do the same and create a link between health care and wellness in today’s world.

Credentials

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

APTA Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS)

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

Operation Rainbow

I have been to Central and South America (Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador) over 10 times in the past 10 years to volunteer with Operation Rainbow.  Typically I will see 30-50 post surgical patients and hundreds of non surgical patients for Physical Therapy during our week long missions.  These trips fuel my passion for Physical Therapy and Healthcare.

Check out and donate to a great cause.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See My LinkedIn Page for a full list of course work and employment history.

Drop me a line, follow me on Twitter, sign up for my blog. BE WELL!

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6 thoughts on “Me”

  1. Hi! I’m Sue, and I’m from SlimKicker, a fitness/diet app and site. I came across your blog a few days ago and it captured my interest!

    I’m contacting you b/c we’re about to release a fitness tracker (similar to FitBit) early next year, and are looking for bloggers who would be interested in getting 1 for free to review when it is out (negative or positive).

    Would you be interested in doing this? You can email me at: sue (at) slimkicker (com) with ‘Review’ in the email heading if you are.

    Just to let you know, our site SlimKicker basically turns your fitness/diet goals into a level up game. The tracker will work in conjunction the website, and allow people to track calories burned and number of steps they walk automatically. The more they exercise, the more points they rack up! That’s basically how it will work.

    Anyway, hope to hear back either way…

    – Sue
    P.S. You can choose not to publish this comment as this is more of a private comment 🙂

  2. Hi!
    I’m a PT in Santa Cruz and looking for a PT to refer friends/family in San Francisco…..in a search through APTA you came up but it seems like you’re not in SF anymore? If you are let me know, but if you’re not is there anyone you recommend? I’m looking for a DPT, OCS, CSCS would be great, FMS and SFMA certified….know anyone? I need someone really good with shoulder rehab/surfers. Thanks!

    • Hi Adriana-

      Yep i move out of SF 6 mo ago:( Check out Potrero PT. The place to go for surfers. Lance the owner has done Mavericks. Not sfma or ocs but great PTs! Second choice: Cpmc pacific campus. Pretty much all ocs and sfma cert. hope that helps!

      Jess

  3. Hello Jessica,
    Just a quick message to ask if you would be interested in a ‘mutual’ following on twitter. I am currently following you now and am awaiting for your follow-back. (#FYI I do RT’s ‘anytime’ for all #Triathletes #Cyclists #UltraRunners #Marathoners #FitnessProfessionals who follow me on Twitter and have something important they want mentioned for support…)

    All the very best for 2013 & beyond Jessica. Look forward to hearing from you…

    Darin
    twitter.com/DarinArmstrong
    #TeamLIVESTRONG

  4. I really liked your article! It was very informational. I mainly focused on the article about knee arthritis and how that can occur with injuries in early years. Great articles!

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