Physical Therapist/Certified Pilates Instructor
Michelle grew up in the Midwest where she received her undergraduate degree in Biology at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. While there she was a member of the track team and qualified for the NCAA Div. III Track and Field Championships. She went on to the Physical Therapy Program at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL where she graduated in 1987. Her interest in athletics lead her to Eugene, OR, where she worked extensively with elite runners, gymnasts and equestrians.
She relocated to Boulder in 1991 and has continued to work with active people of all ages, levels and disciplines including high school, college and professional athletes, as well as general orthopedic and occupational injuries. She specializes in manual therapy of the spine and extremities, pelvic floor dysfunction for men and women, various approaches to movement re-education and therapeutic exercise. She received her Pilates training from the PhysicalMind Institute based in New York City and is fully certified in the Pilates method for mat and equipment. In 2007 she completed her manual therapy certification with the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.
Michelle is an avid skier and is a PSIA-certified telemark ski instructor. She also enjoys traveling, rock climbing, cycling and running.