I grew up on dairy farm in Ridgefield, Washington, home of the Spudders. I’ve been a Physical Therapist for over 20 years graduating from University of Puget Sound in 1993. Shannon and I co-own Balanced Physical Therapy (Salmon Creek, WA) and Battle Ground Physical Therapy (Battle Ground, WA).
My specialty is working with Male and Female pelvic floor dysfunction including but not limited to pelvic pain, prostatitis, interstitial cystitis, bladder and bowel incontinence. I also work with patients with all diagnoses ranging from Sports related injuries and car accidents to MS and cancer recovering.
When I am not working I enjoy running and training for marathons, riding horses, church, camping, hiking and spending time with my family. I also believe in supporting our community and volunteer as much as possible.
I was raised in Hockinson, WA. I attended Washington State University, where I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. I then moved to Southern California where I earned my doctorate of physical therapy from Azusa Pacific University in 2012.
My main interest is in orthopedic rehabilitation. I especially enjoy working with athletes, their return to sport and injury prevention, patients who are preparing for or recovering from orthopedic surgery, as well as elderly patients who would like to increase their safety and function. My treatment plans include ensuring patients are prepared to resume their prior activities with minimal risk for re-injury, in addition to providing the necessary education to self-manage their condition following discharge.
I now reside in Ridgefield, WA with my wife Andrea, my son Lucas and our three dogs. Outside of work, I enjoy camping, playing softball, recreational soccer and basketball, and snowboarding and wake boarding.
I’m married and a mother of four active young adult children. I enjoy many forms of exercise such as dance, Pilates, hiking and bicycling. My family and I moved here from the mid-west and have been an integral part of Balanced Physical Therapy since January 2003. I also work part time with injury prevention at Frito Lay.I’ve been practicing Physical Therapy for over 30 years and I have a broad range of experience and advanced training in several areas: At one end of the spectrum; I can determine if corrective orthotics are needed and fit them; on the other end I’m confident of being able to help those with TMJ dysfunction. Most recently I became certified in Myokinesthetics which is a method to quickly and easily reset the body to alleviate (and eliminate) pain, restore range of motion and improve posture.
My three main goals with any treatment are evaluate thoroughly; equip the patient with “tools” to recover and progress even after discharge; and problem solve the best methods for a safe return to work, life, and recreational activities.