As a former Physical Therapy patient myself I understand the pain and difficulty that physical injuries can place upon our lives. I suffered from knee pain as a young aspiring athlete and persistent low back/tail bone pain as an adult from a childhood sledding injury. With two knee surgeries before the age of 25—and still not living pain free—I was determined to find a different way.
Conservative treatment including Physical Therapy was the way for me. Today I have the honor of helping others on their path towards pain-free movement and improved quality of life. Whether it be running and squatting without knee pain, or picking up your kids without back pain, I can help you. Using manual therapy techniques to decrease pain, biomechanical analysis to assess movement dysfunction, and neuromuscular re-education to teach our bodies how to move and function properly I can help you achieve your goals.
While I do treat orthopedic conditions such as headaches, neck, shoulder, back, hip, knee, or ankle pain I also specialize in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction. Far too many women—and yes, men—suffer in silence from pelvic health conditions. It’s time to nix the shame and taboo surrounding pelvic health in order to help those who may suffer from conditions such as urinary leakage, pain with sexual activity, pregnancy or post-partum, pelvic organ prolapse, pain in the genitals or rectum, low back, hip, abdominal, groin, tailbone or SI Joint pain, urinary urgency and frequency.
I hold a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from Wichita State University and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. I have attended continuing education courses through the Herman & Wallace pelvic rehabilitation institute and the Institute for Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatment. I am also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Strongfirst Kettlebell Instructor (SFG) and am currently pursing my (COMT) Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist credential to continue to provide the best evidence-based care to my patients.