Orthopedic Bodywork describes a style of manual therapy that incorporates assessment protocols with targeted work to address specific issues causing pain or compromised athletic performance. My practice incorporates trigger point therapy, muscular and fascial sheering techniques, MET, assisted stretching, peripheral nerve therapy, deep tissue massage and anything else that may serve to promote healing or change in the body.
My exploration into this work began as a result of a series of shoulder and back injuries. I began in desperation to study anatomy and manual therapies, hoping to get out of pain and back to the sports and activities that I love. Eventually I achieved what felt like miraculous success with my own injuries, and learned through the experience that healing is possible, and that much of traditional western medicine can be impressively ill equipped to address chronic pain and neuromuscular dysfunction.
Over the next five years I studied and assisted friends and colleagues with pain and injuries until I decided to pursue a professional education studying sports and clinical massage. I completed my CMT in 2014.
I spent 10 years as a river guide, whitewater and sea kayak instructor, and have also enjoyed rock climbing, biking, and Crossfit. Physical activity is an important part of my life, and I am especially driven to help people get the care and education they need to stay active, healthy, and pain free.