I graduated from University of Santa Barbara California with a B.A. in Environmental Studies in 1991 and a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from University of Montana in 2000. I have been practicing as a Physical Therapist in the outpatient setting for 20 years. My continuing education and training includes a colorful palette of techniques (for more specifics click here) for treating a variety of ailments and injuries. In addition, I am trained in vestibular rehabilitation (treating dizziness) and women's health (treating pelvic pain and dysfunction). I bring a unique approach to traditional physical therapy with my specialty training in John F. Barnes Myofascial Release (MFR) Approach . His approach resonated with me and was the missing link in regards to the mind body connection that I had been witnessing in my patients for years. For the last 8 years, I have immersed myself in Barnes continuing education, completing over 260 hours of MFR coursework, enhancing my skills with a week long internship (treating patients along side John Barnes) and attending his clinic in Sedona as a patient to experience this powerful work. Due to my extensive coursework and internship I am considered an Expert Myofascial Release Therapist. I use this technique as my primary form of treatment combined with knowledge from other courses, exercises and body awareness that enhance and maintain the changes made with MFR in order to fully maximize the patient's health and recovery.