My passion for helping my patients reach their goals with physical therapy stems from my own experience dealing with aches, pains, and even overcoming major open heart surgery two times. I chose to study exercise science and eventually be a physical therapist because it is the best medicine to fix any problem – physically, mentally, and emotionally. I use it for myself, and I use this for my patients in every treatment session.
After working in several orthopedic clinics since 2011 and needing rehab myself, I found too often that a traditional model of care unfortunately caused myself and my high achieving, high performing patients to fall short returning to and achieving their BEST self and their desired goals. I founded Affiliate PT in 2020 to allow for just that!
I love working with the active population or anyone trying to be more active. I use lots of manual, hands on treatments such as dry needling, massage, joint mobilizations and manipulations to get you out of pain and then love to use specific exercises to fix the pain for good. I always make sure that my patients leave my care knowing why they had pain or mobility problems and have a solid plan to know how to fix them themselves moving forward.
I love treating shoulders, necks, jaws and backs, but sometimes it’s not that straightforward, which is just the challenge I love. Affiliate PT allows me the time and space to investigate the true cause of an ache, or LOTS of pain which can be multifactorial and related to your physical, mental, and emotional health overall. I love getting to the bottom of my patients’ pains and helping them make a plan to overcome them so they can get back to the things they love.
When I’m not treating at CFGV, I’ll be next to you in the WOD or at Power Hour and Rev classes. I’ve been doing CrossFit since 2015, but also love an occasional short run outside, hike in the woods, and yoga class. I live in Upper Arlington with my husband, Doug (who also sometimes does CrossFit), dog Griffey and toddler, Dean.