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.)
Pilates performance and rehab programs for rotational sports, specifically golf.
"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).
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
12 lb Chihuahua/Terrier mix named Dotty
My wonderful 11 year old daughter, Anika and husband, Stefan complete my world!
Temple University, Chapman University, UC Davis, Polestar Pilates International
Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) Certified. Level 3 Titleist Performance Institute Medical Professional Certification, Oov Educator, Polestar Pilates Educator, SFMA Certified Level 1, Member of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)-Sports & Orthopedic Section, IDEA Fitness