Rachel received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of Washington and her Doctor of Physical Therapy with honors from Columbia University. During both educational experiences, she was drawn to pelvic floor rehab, specifically its relationship to pregnancy. She completed her undergraduate thesis on post-partum incontinence, comparing the experiences of women in Kenya and the United States. At Columbia University she helped conduct research investigating treatment methods for pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain.
During her time at Columbia University Rachel received specialty training in neurorehabilitation through their advanced track program. She has also received advanced pelvic floor training from the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Health Rehabilitation Institute. Her clinical experience includes in-patient acute care, outpatient orthopedics, in-patient rehab, and pelvic floor rehab. She has experience treating a wide range of patients from young adolescents to geriatrics.
Rachel values the development of a working relationship with her patients. She is passionate about educating her patients and fellow healthcare providers about pelvic floor rehab and the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. She works to empower her patients to achieve their goals.
Rachel is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS).
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