Rachel graduated from the University of Georgia in 2005 after completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science. She then went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Washington in 2008. Since graduating, she has focused her career in orthopaedics and sports physical therapy, using a whole-body treatment approach.
She enjoys working with a wide range of patients, but is particularly interested in running-related injuries, upper extremity dysfunction in rock climbers and overhead athletes, postpartum rehab, and treatment of people with rheumatic disease. She is a life-long runner and an avid rock climber and brings years of experience in each to her PT practice. Whether you’re a climber, a pitcher, or a runner, she’ll take a close look at your technique and form to optimize your performance and minimize your risk of injury. She also enjoys developing home exercise programs to address muscle imbalances that play into sports injuries.
Outside of work, Rachel can be found with her husband and three boys rock climbing, hiking, snowboarding, running, and cheering on the Seattle Sounders. Her current climbing project is a V8 boulder problem.