about me

Having been an athlete myself, I developed a passion for sports and fitness and for living a healthy lifestyle very early on in my life. After receiving treatment by a Physical Therapist for a sports injury as a teenager, I became fascinated with their know-how about the human body and their ability to help people. Based on this I decided to become a Physical Therapist myself, with a focus on sports rehabilitation and the work with athletes.

Professional

Throughout my professional career I have been able to gain very diverse experience in working as a Physical Therapist as well as Personal Trainer.
Early In my career I worked in Germany in a larger sports rehabilitation clinic where I had the chance to mostly work with athletes who were recovering from sports related injuries.
On weekends I travelled with professional sport teams to competitions as their Physical Therapist.
In addition to that I taught posture awareness classes for a german health insurance provider to prevent long term back injuries.

Private Practice

Later, I started my own PT practice which allowed me to work even closer with my patients in helping them to get healthy and make sustainable changes to live a healthier life-style.
In 2004 my husband’s job took us to California where I decided to fully focus on working as a Personal Trainer.
In 2007 and 2008 I lived in Hong Kong with my family, where I continued working as a Trainer and Therapist. During this time in Hong Kong I was also able to expand my knowledge base by taking various classes including becoming a certified Pilates instructor.
Since moving back to the US in 2008 I have fully focused on my work as a Trainer where I can use all my experience as a Therapist as well as Trainer to design the best possible workout program for my clients.

My Work experience

  • 15 years of work experience as a Physical Therapist and Personal Trainer in Germany, HongKong, as well as the US (CA)
  • 2 years of work experience in managing fully owned Physical Therapy practice in Germany.
  • More than 10 years of work experience in Sports Rehabilitation and Fitness Facilities.
    Work experience as consultant for medical equipment development company.

Credentials

  • Diploma in Physical Therapy (Germany)
    Reiki Healing Practitioner Level 1 and 2
  • Diploma in Nutrition
  • NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • Certification in Kinesiology
  • Certification in Medical Weight Training
  • Certification in CPR/AED
  • APS (Australian Physical Therapy Association) Certification in Clinical Pilates for Pathologies
  • Certificate in TMJ treatments
  • Diploma in Shotokan Karate 3rd KYU (Hongkong)