Rolfing® SI became a passion of mine since a shoulder injury threatened to end my collegiate swimming career before it even started. When I was 16, I went to my first Rolfing appointment unable to life a glass of water without experiencing extreme shoulder pain. I had already tried physical therapy, chiropractic treatments and massage therapy and was looking at possible surgery to alleviate the constant pain. After the first session, I was able to swim a full practice, which I had not done in months without experiencing pain. After a few more sessions, I was hooked.
I grew up in Soldotna, Alaska where Rolfing and swimming became an integral part of my life. I achieved my ultimate swimming goal by signing with a NCAA Division I program at the University of New Mexico, and swam for the university from 2003-2007. I graduated from UNM in 2008 with a degree in Exercise Science, and two weeks after I graduated, I was enrolled in the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration. I graduated from the Rolf Institute in July of 2009. I have taken many continuing education classes and have become certified in the Advanced Use of Cold Laser in the Context of Rolfing. I currently am certified with the NCBTMB and have a growing practice in Peoria, Arizona.
I believe through my Rolfing practice I can achieve two major career goals: Finding something I am passionate about, and helping other’s quality of life. As a former athlete, I am extremely passionate about helping others obtain a state of optimal physical well being. Whether my client wants to run a marathon or get back to everyday life without pain and physical restriction, I modify and cater to each individual’s needs and goals.