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 would like to highly recommend Mike Danenberg and his staff at performance therapy. As a 54 yr old runner and one who has competed since age 14 i thought i knew a good bit about running. After having Mike observe my form i felt like a running virgin. He showed me a much more efficeient form that would help reduce my injuries as well as keep my speed. He explains things in a very easy to understand method and is extremely patient with my many questions. He also has an excellent knack with young runners and puts them at ease right away. His work with my daughter and her shin problems was phenomenal. His approach of finding the cause of a pain and not just chasing the pain away is much more beneficial if you plan on being in this sport for the long haul. I would highly recommend mike and performance therapy if you are having any running related problems."