Philosophy of care
- Create a 1:1 partnership with you through compassionate and supportive listening.
- Use a whole systems approach to health and wellness, acknowledging vibrant health is multifaceted.
- Artfully blend the story of your experience, what I see, feel, & discern, and the science of evidence-based practices.
- Empower you through education and self-care techniques.
- Create a fun and exploratory environment for wellness and healing.
My path to Here:
My path began in athletics, wondering what the limit to human performance was and how do you get there. I earned a degree in Exercise Science helping tailor individualized exercise programs for clients' performance and wellness goals.
Recognizing that I wanted to help those clients in much more depth and breadth, I returned to a three-year graduate program to become a licensed physical therapist. During my graduate education and early work career, I enjoyed working in a multitude of different setttings: neuro rehabilitation, working with people with head/spinal cord injuries and strokes; skilled nursing care, helping people with a multitude of acute and chronic conditions; and home health care, problem-solving in a person's home environment, exploring measures needed to ultimately remain in-home.
Orthopedics is where I have the bulk of my experience, safely progressing clients following surgical repairs, prosthetic joint implants, and all manner of athletic, home, work, and garden injuries. I enjoy working with people of all ages. In 2002, my spouse and I sought to create an environment that embodied our values of service, collaboration, and respect for people and planet. We started (what was previously known as) Central Physical Therapy and Fitness on Seattle's Capitol Hill.
Seeing this vision come to fruition was a dream come true. We had the privilege of collaborating with some of Seattle's most dedicated physicians and physical therapy colleagues. After 17 years in practice, and watching a rapidly consolidating healthcare and insurance industry, we decided to simplify our lives. Sanctuary for the Physical Arts is our reinvention in Port Townsend, a community aligns with our core value systems.
Loving Here is why I'm not there!
- Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Arizona State University
- Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Pacific University
- Washington State Physical Therapy License
- Advanced educational coursework annually
- CPR certified
I am passionate about the environmental and social web that we are connected to, social justice, bicycle commuting, organic gardening, progressive media, the Arts, books, old timey conversation and letter writing, flying kites, cloud watching and other species - no necessarily in that order!