Doctor of Chiropractic – Eastside Chiropractic Services, PS
Adjunct Instructor – South Puget Sound Community College (Anatomy & Physiology; Human Biology)
Adjunct Instructor – The Evergreen State College (Anatomy & Physiology; Health for All of Us)
Doctor of Chiropractic – Palmer College of Chiropractic (Davenport, Iowa)
B.S. Human Biology (Nutrition) – University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
I am a recent transfer to Olympia, Washington, moving in 2012 from my home near Green Bay, Wisconsin. Prior to becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic, I worked for four years as a nutrition counselor with the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program in Wisconsin. While there I developed a passion for helping pregnant women, infants and new mothers.
This passion followed me and after graduation from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2012 I completed an additional certification program as a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) to deepen my skills working with pregnancy, infants and children in my chiropractic office. I am certified in the Webster Technique, a gentle method used during pregnancy to help align the mother’s pelvis for her own comfort and to potentially improve room for the baby to develop.
I absolutely love working with infants as well. Birth is a stressful process for both mom and baby so I recommend having infants checked right after birth. I work to minimize disturbances to the baby’s nerve system function by using gentle touch on the baby’s spine and cranium to reduce misalignments resulting from the birth process, milestones such as sitting, crawling, learning to walk or even common daily activities such as diapering and sitting in car seats.
In addition to standard manual techniques taught by Palmer College of Chiropractic, I have training in the Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT), Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and Kinesiology Taping. I enjoy using these gentle techniques for patient comfort and to support muscle and connective tissue causes of movement disorders.