I am a physical therapist that is dedicated to helping clients increase their activity level and return to an active lifestyle without pain or limitations. I became interested in physical therapy because I saw it as a way to combine my interests in understanding how the body moves and helping people work towards their goals of staying active. I received my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota in 2005 and my undergraduate degree in Biology from Saint Olaf College in 2001.
I enjoy partnering with clients to create a treatment program that addresses their specific goals and needs. My treatment approach includes manual therapy to address joint mechanics, strengthening exercises to address muscular imbalances and neuromuscular reeducation to improve movement quality. I am trained in a specialized manual therapy technique that facilitates normal movement at the joint level which helps to decrease the tension on the tissue to facilitate recovery.
I am a lifelong endurance athlete and have been competing in local ski marathons and running races for over 20 years. I am an active member of the Nordic ski community, coaching athletes since 2001. I currently coach adult athletes with Endurance United as they train for the Birkie and other local ski events.