Virtual Patient Line: 440-227-3895 |  Office Phone: 440-255-9553 | Office Location: Hands On Physical Therapy, 8836 Tyler Blvd, Mentor, OH 44060

Disclaimer: I  am  not  functioning as a licensed  practitioner,  physician,  dietician,  nutritionist,  nurse  or medical professional.  On this website  I  will  offer  no  medical treatments,  diagnoses,  or  counseling, this website is for general educational purposes only. None of the recommendations, suggestions or written information provided on this website are intended to replace medical advice of any kind.  Wellness counseling is not a prescriptive service; all consultations written or otherwise should be considered as purely informational and carried out at the individual’s own risk. The information presented is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Full medical clearance from a licensed physician should be obtained before beginning or modifying any diet, exercise, or lifestyle program; and physicians should be informed of all food changes. 

My Why...

Committed to Excellence

My kids are my driving force behind my "Why".  I work hard and fight some tough battles to help them find their way to optimal wellness.  I brought them into this world with a few strikes against their health. I had a bad diet, I did not value sleep, I was stressed out and over-scheduled most of my days leading up to my pregnancy.  I did not give them the nutrients they needed as breastfeeding did not fit into my stressed out daily schedule well.  They were both born via C-section and did not develop the immunity they needed to fight off infections and allergies.  When I look back at my lifestyle over 15 years ago I realize I am responsible for some of my girls' health issues and my hope is to help them find natural ways to control their symptoms and to find balance in their life.  

 

I am passionate and determined to not only help my children, but to help my family, friends and anyone that reaches out to me find a more energetic way to live life. My poor lifestyle choices and my children's health issues helped me find my passion at the age of 40.  My job as a Functional Health coach is to educate, motivate and inspire others as I continue to help people transform their lives and get fit from the inside out. 

Education and Courses:

  • BA in Biology from BGSU in 1996

  • Physical Therapy Certificate from Cleveland State University 1999

  • 2013 started virtual coaching with Team Beachbody, continue to coach daily with the rank of 2 Star Diamond.   I found my passion for helping people transform their life in more ways than just the physical 

  • In March of 2018 enrolled in an intensive 12 week training program: Functional Medicine for Physical Therapists.  I learned about root-cause medicine.  I learned how to dig deeper when looking for the source of an illness or diagnosis.  I learned how many symptoms I was seeing as a PT could be related to an underlying source of inflammation or overactive immune response. 

  • Fall 2018 enrolled in The Institute for Functional Health Coaching and began working with clients on-line and in the clinic for 1:1 health coaching consults.