I grew up in the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York where I attended Cornell University for my B.S. in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Nutrition. During my undergraduate years, I assisted with epidemiological research on malnutrition and worked in a genetics laboratory studying Vitamin A. I then moved to Boston for my graduate studies at MGH Institute of Health Professions, where I received my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2010. I had the privilege of working inpatient services at Brigham & Women's Hospital, as an Outpatient Physical Therapist in Colorado serving elite athletes, and as an Outpatient Physical Therapist at Newton Wellesley Hospital where I was recognized as Clinician of the Year in 2014.
I started treating private clients in 2014 with the intention of bringing evidence-based practice with high-caliber, client-centered care to the community as a manual therapist. Deeper learning revealed to me that that the true start of lifelong wellness begins during pregnancy and infancy and these periods of life became my focus. The majority of the nervous system programming occurs in utero and continues through the "fourth trimester." It is during the two year period from egg maturation to baby's first birthday that epigenomic expression and neurologic system pathways are established.
I hold certifications in care for obstetrical and postpartum women (CAPP-OB), TummyTime! Method (TTM), and have completed training in both primitive reflex integration & rhythmic movement training.
I live in Jamaica Plain with my husband (Derek), son (Wyatt), and daughter (Ceia). Although once an avid runner and triathlete, my exercise routine more consistently involves tag on the playground with my kids, family yoga, and morning trail runs through Franklin Park.