I am a licensed physical therapist with over 15 years in the field. About 7 years into my career, I suffered both pain and numbness in my left shoulder down into my left hand. Despite an orthopedic consult, multiple diagnostic tests (i.e., MRI, Xray and EMG: all with no findings) and traditional physical therapy, I still had pain! I knew something was missing and I was frustrated that my own field was failing me. This prompted my journey to pursue the study and use of alternative techniques, where I found the missing piece: the fascial system. I found that addressing the fascial system through the blend of both traditional and alternative techniques I was able to help clients relieve pain and promote healing. This passion has prompted me to start my own business, focusing on craniosacral therapy (CST), dry needling, Myofascial Release (MFR) and more recently Cupping Therapy.
My unique blend of knowledge and skills, training in both human anatomy and the treatment of various injuries, and the use of these alternative techniques allows me to to create a more holistic approach to the treatment of acute or chronic pain. In my practice, I have discovered that the use of craniosacral therapy, dry needling, and myofasical release has resulted in long-term pain relief more so than with traditional physcial therapy alone.
The human body is a complex work of art that is meant to be healthy and has the ability to restore itself. Acute or chronic pain and/or injury can inhibit the body's natural healing ability. I firmly believe and have witnessed that tapping into this natural ability allows the body to make the changes it needs from the insideout. This type of change is more easily integrated and more likely permanent as we are addressing the source of the dysfunction rather than the symptoms. In doing this, the patient's body also becomes more involved in their own healing process.
B.S. in Exercise Science - Ohio University
Doctorate in Physical Therapy - Arizona School of Health Sciences