She has over a decade of experience riding horses and instructing biomechanically correct horseback riding that benefits both horse and rider in order for them, as a team, to reach their utmost potential.
After graduating from the University of Colorado, Michelle moved back to California to obtain a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, in San Marcos, CA. She graduated from St. Augustine with high honors in 2019. She has hands-on experience with treating a wide array of diagnoses in many different stages of care from her clinical internships. Her clinical internship experiences consisted of working in an inpatient hospital, a skilled nursing facility, as well as an outpatient orthopedic clinic.
Michelle is eager to apply her up-to-date research-based knowledge and make a positive and lasting impact in the lives of her patients. She believes in analyzing the entire kinetic chain, as the body is a closely linked system of interdependent segments. She acknowledges that each segment is capable of producing both dysfunction and wellness in associated regions along the kinetic chain. With this approach, she emphasizes movement that is biomechanically correct, resulting in minimized risk for re-injury. Michelle enjoys staying active by riding horses, running, hiking, and mountain biking.
Learn more about Michelle away from the office in our PT Spotlight.