All my training, experience, and accolades have been towards one goal: to be the best at solving your physical health and performance challenges. That’s the essence of an applied science, to solve real people’s problems with the best available evidence, strategies, and intervention. I am a double board-certified clinical specialist (Orthopedics and Sports) aiming to be the conduit through which all this accumulated industry knowledge is simplified into a strategy. I have been the recipient of a traveling fellowship to the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and Ohio State University sports medicine departments. I teach in the University of Portland’s Anatomy Lab and previously in Pacific University’s DPT program. I also currently enjoy coaching Strength and Conditioning classes, olympic lifting, and programming for many to augment their sport training and balance training loads.
Raised in Washington tulip country, humbled during 5 years of commercial fishing in Alaska, and trained by some of the leaders in this field, I bring a diversity of personal experiences and unique interpersonal investment to my clinical practice. After graduating from the University of Portland with a degree in Biochemistry, I received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Columbia University and participated on the medical school’s rugby team. While recovering from my childhood weight insecurity, injuries, aches, and pains, I have observed that people are not just muscles and bones, but complex individuals with goals, expectations, social needs, and anxieties. We truly deliver healthcare through a bio/psycho/social model. In short: wherever your ailment is coming from, I get it. I can meet you there, and make a plan to move you forward.