What Makes Me Tick
I’ll let you in on a big secret: I look forward to the day when you’re not my patient anymore. Don’t get me wrong — I would love to meet you and treat you — but my goal is to nudge you out of the nest and cheer you on from afar. I know that I’ve done my job when you are empowered with the knowledge and the tools to heal yourself.
I practice whole-body healing.
Beyond conducting a comprehensive physical exam, I consider the many other factors - both within and outside of your body - that contribute to physical wellbeing. I look beyond the acute area of injury to interconnected systems in the body, and I consider lifestyle factors including nutrition, mental health, sleep patterns, stress level, and more. You can’t treat any injury in a vacuum and expect long-lasting and thorough results, so I take a wide, holistic view of you and your world to mold the best treatment plan for you.
I believe in my work.
While I was always interested in pelvic health and orthopedic rehabilitation, the incredible importance of physical therapy was truly made clear to me once I began meeting patients on a regular basis. The more stories I heard, the more I realized that many of them were coming to me feeling lost. They’d been given confusing information - or no answers at all - but were still moving through each day with pain or discomfort. The truth is, your diagnosis is just a name, not an outlook or a prognosis. I knew that PT was my calling once I saw how its tools could change my patients’ lives. I’m here to empower you with this message: with PT, it will get better.
I find joy in movement.
As a practitioner, I feel energized and fulfilled by my patients and their drive to heal and move without pain. No matter the level of sport or activity, every person has a challenge they’re working to meet and overcome. I’m here to help you tackle those barriers head-on and get you back to your activities efficiently, safely, and joyfully.
I’m deeply committed to the constant pursuit of new techniques and perspectives.
I advanced my clinical studies by serving as a student physical therapist at reputable practices and institutions, including Weill Cornell Medicine, Neurosport Physical Therapy, and Fortius.
I honed my hands-on treatment skills by training in advanced manual and visceral therapies at the Institute of Physical Art and the Barral Institute.
I furthered my studies in Alexander Technique, the Feldenkrais Method, and vocal performance so that as your therapist, I can take a holistic view of the body and its potential.
Amidst my ongoing pursuit of self-betterment as a PT, I’ve worked with patients at prestigious clinics in New York City, including Beyond Basics Physical Therapy and NYU’s Harkness Center for Dance Injuries. I’ve partnered with professional dancers of all styles from the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Ballet Hispanico, Alvin Ailey, the cast of Wicked, and more.
I’m an active member of APTA’s Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy and the International Pelvic Pain Society. I’m also proud to serve on the board for APTA’s Early Professional Special Interest Group. Having co-taught several electives at Touro College, Columbia University, and NYU, I enjoy giving back to my community through education. While completing my residency, I helped design and teach curriculum for “Pelvic Floor Considerations in the Dancer-Athlete”, and I now continue to offer this course to dance medicine providers and dance educators.
This list of certifications, classes, and trainings is far from complete or comprehensive, but rather a chapter in my ever-evolving, lifelong study to become the best provider I can be. I continue to seek mentorship from other providers who challenge my clinical framework and help me to digest the invaluable lessons that I learn from my patients and their stories.