I was first introduced to Physical Therapy (or Physiotherapy as we call it in Britain) when my mother was being treated after being bucked off her horse. I found the practice of physical therapy to be very interesting and thought to myself “I could enjoy doing that,” and for the past 30 years, I very much have! I trained in England before moving to the USA with Jonathan in 1991. We have been at Southside since 1998, after being attracted by the hour long, individualized treatment sessions that Southside is known for.
I love being able to help our patients transform as their pain reduces and their recovery begins. Seeing their energy return and lives improve is the most rewarding experience a person can have. I meet so many wonderful people and work with some of the best. We have a great team at Southside and we all work so well together which makes coming to work a pleasure! With Jonathan and I having been trained in England, we were taught to be analytical and find the source of the pain and this continues to be our approach to this day. We also both have a strong manual therapy background.
Outside of work, I am very involved with volunteering for the Mount Bachelor Kennel Club, training and showing dogs in competition obedience and assisting in various canine events, including an AKC dog show and annual canine eye clinic. When not training dogs, Jonathan and I enjoy hiking, cross-country skiing or just enjoying a peaceful, sunny moment in our yard, looking at the mountains.
Graduate Degree: Bath School of Physiotherapy. Bath, England
Specialty: Spinal pain, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, and TMJ pain, although I treat all areas of the body. Strong Manual Therapy approach.
Memberships: Oregon Physical Therapy Association, American Physical Therapy Association.