Licensed Physical Therapist with board-certified orthopedic specialty (OCS). Well-versed and experienced in outpatient orthopedics and treatment of sports medicine injuries. Specialize in treatment of lower extremity and running related injuries including gait and video analysis of running mechanics.
Slow motion video gait analysis of runners and interpretation of running mechanics related to injury
Cadence assessment and manipulation of gait mechanics
Specialization in treatment of patellofemoral pain and McConnell taping
Manual techniques for joint mobilizations and soft tissue mobilization
Basic and advanced exercise prescription for multiple diagnosis related to both extremities and spine
06/2005 to Current
Physical TherapistInstitute for Athletic Medicine / Fairview Rehabilitation Servicies － Eden Prairie, MNRoutinely perform diagnostic and prognostic exams to evaluate muscle, nerve, joint and functional abilities. Perform and document initial exams and determine appropriate diagnoses. Regularly evaluate effects of treatment and adjust to achieve maximum benefit. Achieved Clinical Specialist II at the Institute for Athletic Medicine in 2012. Part of IAM's Running Program and contributed to many projects such as creating a 'Running Gait Video Analysis Training Program.' Physicians and therapists refer patients to me specifically for running related injuries or gait analysis. Annually instruct to the Sports Medicine Residents and Fellows on running mechanics and gait analysis. Clinical Instructor to physical therapy students from various schools.
01/2015 to Current
Owner and head coachMoms on the Run Waconia, LLC － Waconia, MNOwn and operate the Moms on the Run Waconia franchise. Ownership duties include marketing, managing local website, weekly newsletters and management of online scheduling/payment system. Head coach duties include designing weekly strength routine and coaching women of various fitness levels who are working towards various fitness goals.
Education and Training
Physical TherapyUniversity of Minnesota － Minneapolis, MN, United StatesDoctorate of Physical Therapy
Bachelor of Arts: Exercise ScienceAugustana College － Sioux Falls, SD, United StatesMinor in Fitness Management and Psychology Magna Cum Laude
Please see curriculum vitae for details of both professional and community involvement