Treatment/Training Philosophy:
Humans are more than just musculoskeletal tissues...we are a system.  To think that you can treat or manipulate isolated tissues without looking at a person globally will provide limited results.  The most important lesson you can learn from me is that movement affects the brain and then the brain affects movement.  A little neuroscience goes a long way when it comes to realizing that how you move correlates with how you think and vice versa. (See favorite quote below.)

 

Specialties:
Pilates performance and rehab programs for rotational sports, specifically golf.

 

Favorite Quote:
"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't – you're right.” ~Henry Ford

 

I do Pilates because: I plan on living at least 110 years so I want my body and mind to age gracefully and to be able to actively take advantage of every precious year.

 

My inspirations are: my parents. Thanks to my dad who taught me how to play golf and the piano when I was young and for teaching me that age is only a number...not an expectation. Thanks to my mom and step-dad for reinforcing the “no regrets” policy on life.

 

My favorite charities are: Alameda Education Foundation for enriching the lives of our community’s children. Also, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for creating a moment of happiness for not one, but two of my nieces who are currently battling life-threatening conditions (leukemia & a liver/kidney transplant).

 

Interesting fact:
I have worked with multiple Hall of Famers in baseball, football and hockey, All-Pro basketball players, Olympic medalists (including the most decorated Olympian of all time), the most successful female golfer of all time, and a former vice president of the US.

 

I want to learn: how to play the guitar, but I am happy learning how to play the ukulele vicariously through my daughter.

 

Favorite activity outside of work:
Sailing, Kayaking, Travel

 

Pets:
12 lb Chihuahua/Terrier mix named Dotty

 

Family:
My wonderful 10 year old daughter, Anika and husband, Stefan complete my world!

 

Educated where:
Temple University, Chapman University, UC Davis, Polestar Pilates International

 

Memberships/Certifications:
Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) Certified. Level 3 Titleist Performance Institute Medical Professional Certification, SFMA Certified Level 1, Member of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)-Sports & Orthopedic Section, IDEA Fitness

 

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