Me

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.

About me:

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.

Operation Rainbow

Check it out

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.

Credentials

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)*

 

Looking forward to hearing from you.  Connect with me!

Drop me a line, follow me on Instagram, or sign up for my blog.

BE WELL!

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!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s