I’ve been an athlete as long as I can remember.
Growing up in upstate New York, hockey was my first love, and as I got older I became more involved in soccer and golf. It wasn’t until high school that I started running, but when I did, I immediately became obsessed with the sport. Ever since then, I have been addicted to the feeling of pushing my body and testing my physical limits as a runner.
Sometimes, like I’m sure you have, I’ve pushed passed those limits. My experience with various sports related injuries over the years is what led me to pursue a career in physical therapy and coaching. For me, there is nothing more gratifying than getting to know my patients and clients deeply, and seeing them grow as we work to meet their goals over the weeks and months spent together
While I am no stranger to sports related injuries, the biggest impact on my own health has come from an autoimmune disease called ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Among other issues, AS causes significant pain and swelling at joints throughout the body. In middle school, what we now know was my first AS flare up forced me to give up hockey and other youth sports. While this resolved when I was younger, in 2021 I suffered a far more debilitating period of AS symptoms. This flare up primarily attacked my legs and feet, and for the better part of three months, I was incapacitated. While my health still is not perfect, I am now on medication to manage the disease and have been able to return to normal life, including training. Because of this experience, I am committed to advocating for patients and clients dealing with similar diseases, and hope that my return to running can encourage athletes dealing with similar struggles.
I am passionate about all things running, and that includes assisting endurance athletes just like you. I know how incredible it feels to perform at your best as a runner, and I know how devastating it can be to have that ability taken away from you. If you are a runner who could use my help, it would be a privilege to work with you.
Let’s get you back to doing what you love, better than ever.