Growing up in Buffalo New York, I was always interested in a career in the medical field. I had personal exposure to the profession of Physical Therapy following an injury I suffered while competing in Freestyle Mogul Skiing. After achieving full recovery from my injury, I realized the amazing benefit Physical Therapy can have in people’s lives.
I graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, MA in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. Following graduation, I worked in Seattle, WA providing physical therapy services for 2 years at numerous outpatient orthopedic clinics, hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.
Following Seattle, I had an opportunity to live and work in Alaska, which initially brought me to a sports medicine orthopedic clinic in Fairbanks. I then migrated to the Anchorage area, managing multiple Physical Therapy clinics for a national provider as well as providing outpatient orthopedic Physical Therapy. In 2004 I became an owner and staff physical therapist for a multi-center outpatient orthopedic manual therapy clinic.
During these years I have continued to advance my education and clinical skills by enrolling and completing doctorate-level Residency and Fellowship training specializing in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy and became a recognized Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. I am also a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Twenty years later, I am proud to still call Alaska my home.
I believe in providing unexpected value to each client that I work with as well as making my community a better place.
My wife and I enjoy raising our 2 boys in this amazing state! You may find us outside enjoying all the running, biking, hiking, rafting, fishing, skiing and numerous other outdoor recreational opportunities that Alaska provides.
I am born and raised Alaskan, who just recently move home. I graduated from Chugiak High School in 2001, received my undergraduate degree in Health and Exercise Science from Colorado State University and earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Arcadia University, Philadelphia, in 2008. I have an enjoyed a dynamic career thus far treating patients both internationally in England and South Korea and in clinics in Colorado, South Carolina, Virginia, and now Alaska. I am a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, certified in trigger-point dry needling and am experienced in treating a variety of orthopedic and neurologic injuries. I excel at educating my patients about their injuries and creating treatment plans designed to get patients back to their desired functional or recreational level. In my free time, I enjoy traveling; hiking; skiing; playing and coaching soccer; and spending time with my husband, 3 young children, and dog. I am excited to have moved back to my hometown, and to serve the community that raised me. Come see me at Ideal Motion Physical Therapy!
Ideal Motion Physical Therapy
12551 Old Glenn Highway,Suite E
Eagle River, AK 99577
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