Certified Athletic Trainer
As a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) I am trained to prevent, evaluate, diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate musculoskeletal injuries. My approach includes biomechanical, postural, and neuromuscular re-education, soft tissue work, strength and balance training. I rely on hands-on treatment, and active recovery.
I work independently and collaborate with personal trainers and coaches. Whether you run 100 mile ultramarathons, dabble in a winter soccer league, or just want to play in the park with your kids, it's my job to help you move with less pain and more joy.
I believe everyone has the capacity to be an athlete. I believe exercise is medicine. I believe in health at every size. Health is something everyone deserves and everyone should have access to affordable, specialized care when they need it. My specialty is keeping people moving.
My sports medicine career began some 20 years ago while I was an undergraduate at UCLA, earning a BS in Physiological Science and competing on the Women’s Varsity Crew. I chose to become an ATC because I sought to help athletes achieve their goals and I understand the passion one has for their sport. I worked at UC Berkeley from 1996-2000, traveling with football, rugby, softball, soccer, and lacrosse teams, nationally and internationally while completing my MS in Kinesiology.
After I left the (then) Pac-10, I changed direction slightly, spending the next six years teaching Sports Medicine and serving as the Athletic Trainer for Miramonte High School and the Lamorinda Rugby Club in Northern California. After completing NOLS WMI training as an urban and wilderness EMT, I moved to Portland in 2006, and soon after joined the staff at Concordia University for 4 years.
In 2012, I decided to embark on a new path, bringing my skills and experience to a private practice setting where anyone who wanted to move with greater ease and strength could benefit from Athletic Training support. At EcoPower Fitness, I seek to make individualized sports medicine services available to everyone.
My favorite ways to move are rowing, running trails, and following my two strong daughters through the world.