From the time I was 5 years old, I had a strong drive to become a doctor and help people get well. In 1997, I started training in a traditional Okinawan form of karate, and it was during this time I realized that the body is designed to heal itself; it just needs a little help sometimes. Too often, I felt, the medical system became more about treatments and less about the person. This new perspective of health truly left me empowered as I realized that my health was in my hands.
I attended Kenyon College in Gambier, OH where I majored in History with a concentration in Islamic History while completing my requirements for chiropractic school. After graduating from Kenyon, I attended Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California. While at Life West, I learned traditional methods of full spine adjusting as well as techniques to help people with soft tissue injuries. This interest in soft tissue techniques came about after I injured my shoulder in my martial arts training.
In 2010, I started the process to become a certified ART (Active Release Techniques) provider. Since then, I’ve become a certified RockDoc for RockTape and a coach for Original Strength.
I have 14 years of martial arts experience (most recently training in Koei Kan Karate Do), and my husband and I rowed with the Ecorse Rowing Club for 3 years. Both my husband and I have trained in CrossFit. Currently, I play USTA tennis, run, and mix in other workouts to stay healthy. We also stay busy with our daughter who was born in 2016.
To support my local community, I volunteered at HAVEN from 2009-2010, an organization that supports survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Oakland County. I also served on the Board of Directors for the Clawson Chamber of Commerce from 2015-2018. In Troy and Clawson, BodyWorks is always active – whether it is at the Clawson Farmer’s Market, participating in the Freedom Run 5k in June, or supporting other local events, you can find us!
I look forward to seeing you at your first appointment!