My Story

Mother to:


(born 2013)


(born 2015)


(born 2018)


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy at West Point (2000)

Doctor of Physical Therapy, US Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy (2006)


US Army Veteran, Active Duty 2000-2012

Served as the physical therapist for the 101st Airborne Infantry and 5th Special Forces Group

Specialty Board Certified in Orthopedics (2010)


Former NCAA Division I Cross Country and Track runner.


Still racing in local road races, but just for the pure joy of it, and now always with a stroller!

I am a mother of three, an athlete, and a physical therapist. After I had my son in January of 2013, I wanted a road map to show me exactly how to get back to running and exercise, and I wanted to know from a credible, reliable source that it was possible. After an exhaustive search, I couldn’t find the progressive, comprehensive guide I was looking for. I decided to write it myself.


As an athlete, I know how much getting back to movement and running means to so many of my fellow mom-athletes because I, too, felt intimidated by the prospect of transforming my postpartum body into the best shape of my life. Trust me, it’s possible, and I’m here to help.


As a physical therapist, helping people to move and exercise again is my passion. I want to guide you through a pivotal time in your life as an athlete. There are few times in your life, if any, during which exercise will seem as daunting, and at the same time, this is the time in your life when you will benefit the most from exercise.


The standard advice for returning to exercise after giving birth is to simply “resume gradually.” With all of the complexities that accompany becoming a mother, from the head-to-toe musculoskeletal changes and the risk for injuries, the sleep deprivation, breastfeeding concerns, and the golden opportunity to spark a lifetime love of movement in your little one, there’s just so much more to it than “resuming gradually.”


Whether you are an experienced athlete getting back to whatever sport moves you or becoming a mom has inspired you to become an athlete for the first time, I’ll help you navigate this truly unique time in your life.