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