- Physical Therapist
- Parabolic Performance & Rehab
- 1 Floyd Hall Arena
- Little Falls, NJ 07424
I received a B.A. in finance and a B.A. in Business Economics from Montclair State University.
After working a few years of working on Wall Street and in corporate finance I decided to follow my passion. I returned to school to pursue my Doctorate in Physical Therapy, which I received in 2014.
Specialties & Certifications
I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and certified in Integrative Dry Needling for Pain Management and Athletic Performance.
I am actively pursuing my Sports Clinical Specialist designation, which I will be eligible for this upcoming year.
Athletic & Training Background
I have played basketball competitively my whole life. I was always researching ways to get to get stronger, faster and more powerful without losing the ability to move effectively. That is what started my passion for understanding the human body, movement and strength and conditioning. While, I don’t play as much basketball these days, I spend a lot of time lifting. My next feat is to master the Olympic lifts.
Current Role Working With Athletes
I am a Physical Therapist in a Performance and Rehab setting. Our setting allows us to bridge the gap between injury and sports performance. We treat and train clients ranging from professional football and soccer players and CrossFit athletes to the mom and dad that fit training together into their busy schedules.
I take a movement-based approach to treatment. My goal is always to help patients find optimal and effective ways to move, whether it is to improve performance during a lift, or to simply reduce pain. Corrective work plays a huge role in this process, but if done incorrectly it is a waste of time. I spend a lot of time ensuring correct sequencing of movement prep work, application of correctives and execution of movement patterns. There are a million ways to achieve your stability/mobility goals, but if attention isn’t placed on the details, people tend to fall back into the patterns they are accustomed.
Another area I spend a lot of time on is educating patients regarding pain science. I learned quickly that people get bogged down by MRI results and medical diagnoses that it impedes their ability to heal and return to their activity. I have found that spending a few minutes discussing things such as these with patients to reduce anxiety regarding their rehab potential and positively affect their outlook.
“If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” –Michael Jordan