I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Certified Yoga Therapist. I've enjoyed teaching yoga for 17 years, training yoga teachers for 10 years, and practicing Physical Therapy for 10 years. I love how this combination allows me to blend biomechanics with a commitment to the inner experience of yoga.
I draw most of my Yoga inspiration from the tradition of Desikachar, or the viniyoga lineage. I was fortunate to study at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in 2008 and have immersed myself in this tradition ever since.
My treatment approach is to view the person as a forest. The body is one component of the human experience, and it is impacted by all the others. In the same way, effective treatment of the body requires understanding how all of its parts work together for integrated function. I typically work with patients who have had limited success with traditional Physical Therapy.
Areas of specialization:
Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders including hEDS
Low back, sacrum, and hip pain
Neck and shoulder pain
Pelvic floor dysfunction and Postpartum concerns including Diastasis Recti
My primary treatment techniques include movement retraining, corrective exercise, and therapeutic yoga in additional to manual therapy techniques including John Barnes Myofascial Release, Dry Needling, PNF, self massage training with therapy balls, and kinesiology taping.