Physical Therapy treatments include Manual Therapy often referred to as Soft Tissue Mobilization which incorporates massage, bodywork and somatic therapies.
Initial treatment also includes a Musculo-Skeletal evaluation to determine origin and possible causes of pain.
A particular diagnosis of say lumbar strain does not limit me to the treatment of just low back pain. I address spine and extremities if needed.
I apply principles of health and healing to my own life. As an ultra-marathoner I understand the importance of proper nutrition and having a positive mindset in self-healing.
I believe everyone should be able to flourish in-spite of challenges and adversity with one’s health.
I have been a physical therapist for 30 years. Originally from the Netherlands and having lived in San Diego I did additional training and obtained a masters in manual therapy. I have worked for major hospitals in California and Portland and recently opened my practice to better serve my clients by providing mostly hands-on therapy.