A Johnson City, Tennessee native, I was born into a family of fiery redheads that love competition. Even from a young age, my 2 sisters and I were always involved in sports. I began swimming when I was 2 years old; competing by the time I was 6, and continued to compete into college. My coach used to ask me if I hid the Energizer Bunny in my swimsuit because I would just keep going and going….and going. I played basketball for 10 years, but really I just loved anything that kept me moving. I was (and still am) a very hyper person who likes to stay busy, so sports seemed like the best place for me to be. I became fascinated by how the body moves (both correctly and incorrectly) and went to East Tennessee State University for my B.S. in Exercise Science and my Doctorate of Physical Therapy. I worked for 6 years in various physical therapy settings throughout my academic and post-academic career, where I learned about corrective exercises for the injured body, which is why I was interested in working for Performance Therapy. I am certified in the Functional Movement Screen and am excited to be working with Brad at Performance Therapy® to get people back up to their peak performance, in sports and in life. As an athlete, I understand the frustrations of training and living with pain after an injury, so getting you back to your sport and your life stronger and healthier is important to me.
"I wanted to take a moment to thank Mike Danenberg at Performance Therapy. He was instrumental in helping me achieve my racing goals this year. Most recently, I was in the last weeks of training for the Marine Corp Marathon and I found myself with tremendous hip flexor pain and strain. To say I walked into Mike's office limping was an understatement; I was seriously considering not running the marathon I trained so hard for. After weekly treatments and following my stretching instructions, I was feeling a lot better and made the journey to Washington, DC and completed the race. Mike helped me to recover quickly from the marathon so I could line up for the Carolinas Spartan Beast two weeks later. I was not only able to complete the Beast, but I felt incredibly strong and was able to beat my time goal. To think I was ready to throw in the towel and now I have an incredible sense of accomplishment (and two beautiful medals)! Thanks Mike, I couldn't have done it without you!"