Making Fitness Possible for those Fighting Pulmonary Conditions
I have been a Strength and Conditioning Coach for 10 years and a Cystic Fibrosis Exercise Specialist for five years. I received my B.A. and M.A in Kinesiology from Sonoma State University. I hold certifications as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS), Certified Massage Therapist and am Postural Restoration Trained (PRI-PRT).
Five years ago I was back at Sonoma State as the Head Baseball Strength Coach and was pursing my Master’s degree. During my program I shifted my interest and started working with patients with Cystic Fibrosis. It was a big jump from working with baseball players, but Dan John always inspired me to, “Make a Difference”.
Over the past 4 years I spent countless hours doing observational work at Stanford Medical’s Pediatric and Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic in Palo Alto, California. I have spoken at Stanford’s CF Day and written for their news letters. I have had the opportunity to present research at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference on the impact exercise has on lung function and quality of life in patients with CF.
I am pursing a Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance from Concordia university to increase my ability to help patients with Cystic Fibrosis and other pulmonary diseases. My passion is to help improve their quality of life and help my fellow colleagues bridge the gap on the impact exercise has on patients with pulmonary diseases. The better I am understanding the human system, the better prepared I can be to apply it in a more specific manner.
I am really excited to be apart of the Health Industry and look forward to talking with anyone and everyone who about exercise and the impact it has on pulmonary disease.