Participating in cross country and track in high school and college helped Amy develop an interest in anatomy and physiology early in life. Running-related knee injuries gave her an introduction to physical therapy, and she was hooked. She received her undergraduate degree from Belmont University, graduating Magna Cum Laude and later went back to school to pursue her AAS at Mt. Hood’s Physical Therapist Assistant program, graduating at the top of her class.
After studying yoga and trauma informed care for several years, Amy began teaching studio classes and volunteering to offer yoga classes to underserved populations in the Portland area. Yoga opened the door to learning about the pelvic floor, and after receiving her Oregon PTA license, she completed Herman and Wallace’s Level 1 Pelvic Health training. She loves helping patients learn to work with the deep, subtle musculature of the core and pelvic floor.
While Amy has lived all along the West Coast, as well as the Midwest and Southeast, she has called Oregon home for over a decade and is happiest in the Pacific Northwest. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking, yoga, running, hiking, cooking and travelling with her husband and their adorable pup, Lucy.