Before starting medical school I was a massage therapist and somatic educator for 11 years, working in my own practice outside of Harvard Square in Cambridge, Ma. I used the injury evaluation and treatment protocols developed by British Orthopedist, Dr. James Cyriax who was one of the early pioneers in mapping sclerotomal pain patterns. I was also deeply influenced by the work of Tom Myers who, using the principles of applied biotensegrity and inspired by the work of Ida Rolf, developed his own brand of manual therapy called "Kinesis Myofascial Integration". During this time I worked extensively with the Boston Ballet and those with acute and chronic pain while completing my undergraduate degree at the Harvard Extension School.
Several years into my practice I was introduced to an Osteopathic Physician in the Boston area, Spencer Schaeffer DO, who's mentorship and guidance forever changed the trajectory of my life and career. I was admitted to UNECOM in 2007 and, after having completed the pre-doctoral teaching fellowship, graduated in 2012. I completed family medicine residency at Maine Dartmouth in Augusta where I got an excellent, broad based medical education that has served me well. I then completed the NMM + 1 at UNECOM in 2016. My time is now balanced between teaching OMM at UNECOM and clinical practice in Saco. I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to serve my community and contribute to the Osteopathic profession in these ways.
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Board Certifications and Licenses
Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine NMM +1
SMHC Osteopathic Manipulation