From Biotech to Body Tech
I am a San Francisco native who grew up racing cable cars down the hills while sitting on a roller skate. My mother was a lifeguard and surfer so one can say that I inherited my love of sports. I also "lived" at the playground down the street. The main differences between then and now are: 1) I am a much older "kid" who still likes to play and, 2) my "playground" is in the Sonoran Desert vs. along the steep hills of San Francisco.
I taught high school physical education and coached many sports and teams but actually spent more of my adult life working for biotechnology companies focused on chronic diseases such as cancer, HIV+ and kidney disease. I loved doing both but what I LOVE MOST is what I am doing NOW. I get to blend my love of learning, teaching, movement and science to improve quality of life for others. I simply LOVE what I am doing and consider myself blessed to be able to fulfill so many of my passions.
I can help you "get better" whether you are a couch potato or an elite athlete, whether you are looking to relieve pain caused by an injury or an imbalance of muscle function or seeking ways to reach the next level in your competitive sport. Your circumstances are unique so I create functional movement therapy based on your goals, lifestyle, and budget. It is about YOU so I focus on teaching self-care practices and building your toolbox of knowledge to help yourself.
BEEN THERE, DONE THAT! 2 shoulder surgeries and a double disc injury 10 years later led me on my lifelong journey to learn as much as I can about different methods to help myself and others achieve and maintain a healthy and fit body. Don't let obstacles, small or large, get in your way! We will work together to help you make the changes and adjustments needed to reach your specific goals. It is NOT about simply quelling symptoms, it's about resolving the root issue(s).
I bring great determination and passion to everything I do and everyone I work with. We can move mountains together - one rock at a time; don't let age or duration of dysfunction deter you from getting better. GET MOVING BETTER NOW! A simple phone call is the first step.