PT, DPT, COMT
Michelle graduated from the University of Maryland in 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Marymount University in 2013. She is also a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) by the world-renowned Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars. She specializes in techniques such as joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, muscle energy, joint manipulation and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF). Michelle treats all orthopedic conditions using concepts and principles from her manual therapy background combined with exercise and patient education.
Michelle educates her patients about the nature of their injuries and how best to manage their conditions. She believes in the use of patient specific home exercise programs to promote alignment, independence and the ability to manage pain and dysfunction. By retraining movement patterns and maintaining a strong core, patients can protect their joints and live healthier, more active lifestyles.
In her free time, Michelle enjoys playing volleyball, snowboarding, exercising, and watching all Maryland and DC sports teams.