I was 22 when I picked up my first yoga DVD. It was a simple 20-minute home practice and it kicked my butt!
Right then and there I said to myself wow, this is hard and I’m only 20. I better keep doing this!
And that’s where the story begins.
Throughout college and graduate school I was an avid runner. It helped me escape the pressures of my studies and explore the new cities I was living in.
I had a history of knee pain as a young runner, but as I started doing more regular yoga I found that pain disappeared.
I embraced yoga even more as I progressed through my Physical Therapy schooling. Over and over I was reminded how the movements of yoga could benefit the body in so many ways.
And so it’s no surprise that as I began practicing as a PT I used yoga as a form of therapeutic exercise.
But never alone, I immediately saw the benefits of adding some serious strength training to my client’s programs.
I am a firm believer that life is a sport that we all must train for.
So here I am today, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Yoga instructor, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a Nutrition Coach (more on that in a bit).
You can call me your Wellness Concierge.
I am here to empower you to take back control of your body.
The human body is a complex, beautiful, amazing thing that is a lot smarter than we understand.
Your body has the power to heal and to regenerate at any age. We simply need to give it the right space to do so.
Imagine no longer relying on pills and imaging studies, but rather using and understanding the powers of food, movement, and mindfulness.
Ah food…who knew food had the power to do so much damage AND so much healing!
Every bit we take does one or the other, did you ever think of that?
Part of my journey includes working with a Naturopathic Doctor and pursuing my own nutrition studies.
The research is out there, today’s food is killing us, but food is also medicine!
Working with me means not just looking at how you move, but talking about how you live.
Things like how you manage stress, sleep, and yes, what you eat, sometimes require more coaching than what stretches to do for your back pain.
And that’s what I do now as both a wellness coach and Dr. of Physical Therapy.
When we work together my mission is to help you understand how to support your body’s innate ability to heal itself through movement, food, and the right stress management.
You want to see the credentials?
- BS in accounting, Marquette University 1999
- MSPT in Physical Therapy from UW-LaCrosse, 2004
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, 2004
- DPT and STC (sport certified therapist) from The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, 2009
- Registered Yoga Teacher – 200 hour certification 2013
- Certified Precision Nutrition coach, 2017
- Hundreds of hours of specialized continuing education in orthopedics, sports medicine, running analysis, women’s health, and postpartum corrective exercise
Life is busy and stressful enough. No one has time to deal with pain, let alone doctor appointments and the rigamarole of deciphering insurance statements.
The number one advice I can give you based on all my years of experience and training is this:
The work begins now.
What are you doing to preserve, or maybe even enhance, your current level of fitness?
The goal is simple, and Dr. Steven Gundry says it best:
“Die young at an old age”
No one wants to live in a body that doesn’t work. No one wants to be sick. And no one wants to suffer from brain decline.
Mobility is youthfulness, and it comes from the right kind of intentional training and eating N O W.
The choices we make every day have an impact on our future.
So what about you?
Have you been putting off taking care of your body until “some day” when you have time?
You are NOT alone!
We are all busy. We ignore the messages our bodies send us every day because we’re in survival mode.
But slowly, week by week, year after year, little losses in mobility and strength combined with a little weight gain every year can spell big trouble in 10 years.
I know right now there’s little time for us, but it’s so important to make the time.
What can a wellness concierge do for you?
- Eliminate the confusion by pin-pointing exactly where the weak links are in your body to help relieve pain, improve mobility, and prevent further injury
- Design a customized exercise program from prehab to rehab to ongoing wellness
- Coach you on how to make incremental, easy changes to your eating habits today that will add up to big health benefits over time
I look forward to working together. Here’s to your good health and a long happy life!
Patty saved me from surgery! I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease at my C-level spine and my neurologist was going to perform a spinal fusion, but referred me to Patty as a “last resort” prior to surgery. Patty was extremely professional, knowledgable and basically saved me from surgery. She took the time to explain why we were doing and gave me a roadmap for outside of our sessions at at home exercises. To this day, I can contact her for any questions or concerns. I HIGHLY recommend Patty!Patti B
I love the flexibility of Patricia’s yoga program! Whether I need a good stretch after a gym workout, a focused workout for hips after a run or a simple relaxation routine to end my day, Patricia offers it all. Her approach to wellness is simple and supportive. Patricia brings the best of herself in all she does, and with knowledge in PT and yoga I always feel safe and relaxed with her workouts. Patricia provides a great community, I love connecting with other busy moms who are trying their best to make self care a priority. Thank you, Patrica for all you do!Jennifer Zils
Patty has “treated” me twice a week for about 5 years. I don’t know what I would do without her. I am 85 and still very active …thanks to Patty. We do various activities depending on what ails me…she is soooo well trained in a multiplicity of areas, which is perfect. I don’t need canes or wheelchairs, pain meds or more surgeries. I am definitely a huge fan!Nana