I have been a Board Certified Occupational Therapist since 2012, with prior experience in pediatrics and Early Intervention.
In 2017, I completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program at my home studio, O2 Yoga, under Mimi Louriero where I went on to practice and teach Ashtanga-based vinyasa yoga.
Through my years of practicing this style of yoga, I really developed a deeper love of applied anatomy and biomechanics. As someone who had always been a bit clumsy and not at all athletic, yoga provided me both a sense of calm as well as a newfound strength and connection to my body.
During the course of my career as an OT, I also started to develop an interest in pelvic health, which was solidified after the birth of my daughter in 2019. Despite being incredibly active and feeling prepared for labor, my daughter’s birth resulted inan unplanned cesarean, which left me feeling disappointed and confused. Even more confusing, at my postpartum visit a few weeks later I was told I could resume exercise but not to “go crazy” and like many others, was sent on my way with no guidance.
Iquickly learned that the strategy of simply trying to pick up where I left off was not the best course of action. Things just didn’t feel right with my core, I had hip pain and pelvic symptoms, and not to mention that I was also learning how to navigate the intense emotional experiences of caring for a newborn. Through all of this, I set off on my journey to begin training in pregnancy and postpartum rehabilitation, pelvic health, and pre & postnatal fitness.
I have personally experienced progress and setbacks in my own postpartum recovery and am continually finding better ways to support my body and mind. I am excited to work with you and help you develop these skills for yourself so that you have a healthy and supported postpartum experience.
Pelvic Therapy & Perinatal Support
Herman & Wallace: Care of the Pregnant Patient
Herman & Wallace: Postpartum Rehabilitation
Herman & Wallace: Functional Applications in Pelvic Rehabilitation (Parts A & B)
OT Pioneers: Introduction to Pelvic Floor Therapy for Occupational Therapists