I'm a licensed physical therapist with a special interest in women's health and pelvic floor function. My passion is helping women prepare for the experience of motherhood, as well as helping moms recover appropriately from pregnancy and childbirth.
I have been a dedicated physical therapist for 16 years. On a personal level, I've been down the road of pregnancy and childbirth and I have intimate knowledge of some of the physical phenomena that can result. I know how challenging it can be to function physically (and emotionally!) while raising children, so I bring to my practice a sense of empathy and common-sense creativity that helps mothers understand how physical therapy can improve their lives.
I received my Master of Physical Therapy from Temple University in 2002. In 2010 I earned my Herdman Vestibular Course Certificate of Competency from Emory University, and in 2011 I completed the Cervicogenic Dizziness: Evidence Based Competency Course. In 2017, I earned my level 1 and 2 Certificate of Achievement in Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Therapy (CAPP-OB) from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
From 2002 to 2005 I worked at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, focusing on neurological conditions in stroke and rehabilitation units, post-surgical orthopedics and acute care (post-surgery, oncology, cardiology). In 2005 I relocated to Boston, MA to further my professional development at the world-renowned Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (Boston HQ and Medford Satellite Clinic). There, I treated neurological conditions, chronic pain, women's health and general orthopedics. I also initiated the creation of the vestibular program, assisted with bracing clinics, taught modified Pilates classes to individuals with spinal injuries and supervised the adaptive sports program.
When I moved back into the area in 2011, I joined the staff at Willow Grove Physical Therapy in Willow Grove, PA, focusing on sub-acute and chronic post-concussive patients, and general orthopedics. I currently practice at The Neurology Psychiatry Balance Therapy Center in Blue Bell, PA, helping patients address dizziness and balance due to vestibular pathology as well as women's health including pregnancy and postpartum.