Current Role Working With The Athletic Population
I own my practice called Match Fit Performance. Our caseload is 95% athletes from individuals (ie. endurance, weightlifting) to teams (ie. NBA G League, American Ultimate Disc League, amateur league teams). We work with athletes on the whole "rehab continuum" from injury all the way to performance. In team settings we are coordinating with coaches, athletic trainers, and/or management to keep players as available as possible.
The biggest principle I have adopted is load management, followed by the biopsychosocial model. Helping our athletes understand what "load" really is, how to quantify and qualify what feels right for them, and changing their perception of "good" vs. "bad" movements (which doesn't exist) has been a game changer in our practice.
I used to believe in movement patterns and correcting dysfunctional movement, but I've since moved away from that especially after suffering my own injury where the things I "knew" worked didn't work for me.
Our athletes who are prepared for the demands of their sport and beyond are the ones who can recover faster, experience less overuse injuries, and remain focused in competition.
Competitive swimmer until college
CrossFit starting in 2012
Currently competing in weightlifting since 2018
Academic Background and Professional Training
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York University
Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Drexel University