I found my calling as a Doctor of Physical Therapy, and feel lucky everyday that I get to change peoples’ lives. After graduating with a BS in Exercise Science from the University of Puget Sound, I moved across the country to Boston, where I received a doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) at Simmons College in 2012. I started my career in outpatient orthopedics, treating a wide variety of patients of all ages and injuries. During that time I qualified for and ran the Boston Marathon x3 (& in 2017 ran it pregnant with my daughter Stella), and completed Ironman Lake Placid. With a passion for running and triathlon, I became a specialist in treating running injuries and endurance athletes. I loved it. I also became a running coach in order to better help my patients rehab and coached the Alzheimer's Association Boston Marathon Charity Team from 2015-2017.
Over time I started to notice a trend in my patients who were female athletes, especially mother runners: very few are rehabbing appropriately from pregnancy and childbirth. Symptoms are being ignored and it’s contributing to injuries. I made it my mission to learn more, and now educate as many women as I can about how to go safely from pregnancy to athletics postpartum while addressing any pelvic health problems (like leaking, prolapse, pelvic pain, hip pain, etc). I’ve blended my orthopedics & sports medicine background with a passion for women’s health, and am proud to be filling a void in our healthcare system by helping women safely get back to the activities they love.
As an Alaskan, I have a passion for adventure in the outdoors. I live in Bend, Oregon with my husband Dan, daughter Stella, and sons Abe and Leo! We love to travel the world, explore new places, and are currently enjoying discovering cool places closer to home in our sprinter van.
While I specialize in treating runners and female athletes, I’m ready and excited to treat your whole family!