I've worked as a PT since 2013 in NYC and Baltimore alongside acupuncturists, OTs, massage therapists, chiropractors, a mind-body therapist, a Feldenkrais practitioner, and excellent PTs I learned so much from.
I have different philosophies than most conventional PTs. Everyone is different, but structurally largely the same. The human body is much more resilient than we comprehend, yet in the healthcare industry we focus on injury instead of questioning whether injury actually makes sense with respect to the situation. Pain does not equal injury. The structure must be examined and attended to, but there is always more to the story than the painful area. Healthy muscles do not contract or tense on their own; they require a signal from the brain. This is what separates everyone from each other more than anything else: the intricacies of why the brain does what it does.
Learning more about the mind-body process, combined with education about muscle referral patterns through dry needling courses, changed the focus of my practice significantly. Relieving the symptom became more simple, and then discussing with patients actual causes of pain proved much more likely to prevent recurrence.
My personal history includes running track and cross country throughout high school and college, and I continue to run daily. I also enjoy rock climbing, bicycling (for virtually all transportation and for bike-packing), and occasionally I get to draw (see illustrations throughout this website!).
GCFP - Guild Certified Feldenkrais practitioner (2021)
DPT - Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Touro College (2012)
BS - Bachelors in Science (Exercise Physiology) at University of Delaware (2006)