After completing her B.S degree in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, Cathie pursued physical therapy at Western University of Health Sciences where she obtained her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 1997.
Cathie brings 20 plus years of extensive outpatient orthopedic experience to the clinic. Formerly part owner of Personally Fit Physical Therapy and Fitness located in Rancho Bernardo, Cathie has a background in managing and treating a variety of patients. She has a comprehensive background specializing in pre- and post-op of joint replacements, shoulder, knee and spine rehabilitation, as well as balance, vestibular dysfunction, postural imbalances and higher level of neurological diseases, such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s. In addition, Cathie performs foot and ankle evaluations, including orthotic fabrication.
Cathie enjoys treating her patients as a whole, integrating the body as one that works together functionally. Creating and restoring function to her patients’ needs to improve their quality of life is essential. Cathie emphasizes a one-on-one manual approach, including soft tissue massage, joint mobilization, neuromuscular re-education with a functional approach. She often incorporates pilates into her therapeutic exercises to promote strength and flexibility.
Originally from Colorado, Cathie has lived in San Diego for the last 26 years. When not treating her patients, Cathie keeps busy spending time with her husband and two teen girls. As a family, they enjoy camping, taking road trips, and spending time visiting family in Montana. Cathie is an avid animal lover and, when given the chance, will tell you all about her newest family member, Loki, a rescued canine that is full of energy!