I am a Licensed, Board Certified Occupational Therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, but more importantly I am an individual, just like you, who wants to feel good and live the best life possible.
It is through my own personal journey of illness which has led me to develop Peaked Health. From a young age, I have struggled with my weight, obscure illnesses both acute and chronic, surgeries, and injuries. I have also been the caregiver to several family members needing health and medical services. I have been to a variety of health professionals seeking help and guidance, often ending up disappointed, frustrated and occasionally, even worse off than when I started. It was through these experiences which propelled me forward in educating and immersing myself in learning about the workings of the human body in order to help myself and my loved ones. I have learned that we must become our own best advocate.
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology- that provided me with the foundation of how the human mind works. I knew I needed more- that is when I pursued graduate school, and earned a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. I chose Occupational Therapy because of its holistic perspective on health, wellness and illness. Occupational Therapy is a medical profession, whose motto is helping others “Live Life to its Fullest”, working through illness and injury and optimizing function. Occupational Therapy provided me with the medical background of how the mind and body are connected, and in-depth knowledge of physical (anatomical, physiological and neurological), psychological and social/emotional factors that play a role in a person's health and wellness.
Through my education and experience, I have found that movement- in every sense of the word- truly is medicine. Exercise has always been a staple in my life- but it wasn’t until I began consistently strength training with my now husband and business partner Dan, when my life completely changed.