Stephanie received her B.S. in Exercise Physiology with a minor in aquatic therapy from West Virginia University in 2002, and continued on to complete the DPT program from Slippery Rock University in 2005. She was previously employed by a private practice clinic in Boston, MA, for eight years. At her prior practice she specialized in sports orthopedics with a emphasis in the Burdenko Method of aquatic and land-based sports rehabilitation and orthopedics.
Stephanie’s clinical interests include working with athletes and individuals hoping to improve function and decrease pain by focusing on balance, correcting faulty mechanics, and improving stabilization patterns. Stephanie’s training in aquatic therapy, and experience with competitive swimming growing up allow her to utilize the unique properties of the water to adapt treatment plans, promote early functional retraining after injury, and help her patients have an improved sense of balance and stability. Because of her experience with swimming, she also has a special interest in working with swimmers and multi-sport athletes to assess stroke mechanics to prevent future injury. She also enjoys working with individuals with a variety of other orthopedics issues, including post-op rehabilitation, joint replacements, upper and lower extremity injuries, and spine rehab.
In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys running, swimming, biking, hiking with her husband and dog, and traveling. She has competed in several Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons. She lives in the Portland area with her husband, Mike, and their chocolate lab.
Phone (207) 828-2100