I am very passionate about pelvic physical therapy! I love treating all conditions in pelvic rehabilitation and identify myself as a pelvic floor “nerd”. I have experience in treating pelvic pain conditions, pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, pregnancy/post-partum related conditions, post-surgical scarring, SI joint dysfunction, lumbopelvic instability, constipation, fascial mobilization for infertility and many other conditions in both men and women. I am fascinated with the complex interactions and puzzles that this area of physical therapy presents and am continually working to expand my skills and abilities with continuing education. I am a certified Pilates instructor and enjoy using that knowledge both in my own life and in my physical therapy practice to help patients achieve restored function and an optimal, productive lifestyle.
I graduated from the University of Utah with my Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and completed an internship in pelvic rehabilitation in addition to my specialization coursework. I received my Bachelor’s degree at Utah State University in Human Movement Science with Honors where I also completed an undergraduate Honors thesis on the benefits of exercise during pregnancy.
Outside of work I absolutely love spending time with my incredible husband and adorable children, trying new recipes, being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.
I've always had a love for science and a passion for helping others, so a career in physical therapy feels natural. When I learned about the pelvic floor specialty during PT school, I knew it was my niche. I am fascinated by how complex the pelvic floor is and how its proper function is vital to our ability to live a happy life.
I approach treatment with my patients based on the notion that we are a team: I can help them discover the power they have over their symptoms and limitations, celebrate breakthroughs big or small, and methodically work through any setbacks that may arise.
I received my Bachelor's degree in biology from Purdue University and my Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Utah. I have completed a clinical internship, specialized continuing education courses, and a mentorship in pelvic health and rehabilitation. I have experience treating pelvic pain, incontinence, pregnancy related conditions, sexual dysfunctions, sacroiliac joint conditions, lumbopelvic instability, and other pelvic floor dysfunction. I am honored to treat patients of all sexes and genders; we all have pelvic floors, and their dysfunction can wreak havoc on our lives.
I live in Salt Lake City with my husband, cat, and dog. I enjoy cooking, hiking with my family, backpacking in the Uintas, playing board games, and gardening.
After completing my orthopedic residency with Hand and Ortho, I found my passion for physical therapy in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation. I work to educate and empower patients to regain control over their bodies. My hope is that my patients understand their problems on an anatomical and behavioral level and have the tools to manage their symptoms during and after their treatment with me. My ideal patient will learn how to invest in their body through giving a commitment of their time, practicing mindful effort, and learn to have compassionate self-awareness.
I received my Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Utah. I have been a yoga teacher since 2010 and trained in vinyasa yoga in San Francisco and advanced my knowledge through studying Anusara Yoga’s principles of alignment. I became a Pilates practitioner through Polestar Pilates. I use the practice of yoga, meditation and Pilates in my therapy interventions with patients when facilitating mobility, stability and enhanced mind-body connection.
In my free time I like to listen to comedy, meditate, train with running buddies and indulge in movie nights with family and friends.
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