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About Me


My goal is to give my clients the tools and care they need to pursue the activites they love.

I’ve always been drawn to movement and sports that challenge the body’s mechanics. As a kid, I trained and competed at a high level for 10 years (and know the rigors and impact of training 30+ hours a week. After gymnastics, I focused my energy on intensive ballet training before heading to college.

After many years in the software industry, I began transitioning back toward movement as my primary activity, first, by becoming a Bikram Yoga instructor. A few years later, I was introduced to Orthopedic Pilates while rehabbing a hip injury. Through that therapy, I found the combination of  Pilates and orthopedic massage to be so effective that I was inspired to switch careers and become a therapist.  At the same time, I returned to gymnastics as a coach at West Valley Gymnastics School in Campbell.

I’ve worked with young elite athletes, professional dancers, recreational cyclists and runners, and know that whatever the level, whatever your activities demand, you want your body to be at its best.

 

Education & Certification

  • Certified Hendrickson Method® Massage and Manual Therapy Practitioner

  • Certified Orthopedic Pilates Therapist

  • Certificate in Dance Rehabilitation: Dance medicine course taught by the Physical Therapists for the New York City Ballet and School of American Ballet.

  • Z-Health Rehabilitation, Pain Relief, Neuromuscular Re-education Certification: Training to identify and correct movement patterns, techniques to improve range or motion and reduce pain.

  • Z-Health Integration, Balance and Visual Training Certification: Training to identify and correct vision and vestibular (inner ear structures responsible for balance) dysfunction that may be causing pain, inhibiting flexibility and balance or impacting sport performance.
  • Certified Bikram Yoga Instructor

  • B.A. Brown University