Dea recognizes the complexities of the musculoskeletal system and utilizes a full-body approach for sports-injury rehabilitation, post-operative recovery, injury prevention, and general wellness. Active herself, and no stranger to injuries, she strives to give clients the tools to get back on their feet doing the things they love. She gives particular attention to biomechanical concepts as they apply to every-day movements to help clients improve their function and achieve their personal goals.
Our bodies are beautifully complex. I address the intimate connection between body and brain through a combination of personalized manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and education in alignment and breathing mechanics as a foundational approach to sustained wellness.
Dea received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UC-San Francisco/San Francisco State University and has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island. She has experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings treating sports injuries, post-operative conditions, and chronic pain. She is pursuing continuing education with a neurologic focus, and she has taken courses through the Postural Restoration Institute and the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute. In her past life she was a researcher at Stanford, and holds evidence-based practice dear to her heart.
Dea loves to be outside. She and her husband spend all possible moments in the fresh air hiking in the Sierras, jogging through Golden Gate park, cycling in the Marin headlands, or just sitting under a redwood tree. She played competitive ultimate frisbee for over a decade and has competed on an international stage. She also loves to travel and would love to chat about near and far exotic (or not exotic) places. She hails from Rhode Island and calls the Bay Area home.