- OMPT, Oakland University (Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy)
- DPT, Oakland University
- BS in Allied Health Sciences and Psychology, Grand Valley State University
- American Physical Therapy Association since 2013
- Michigan Physical Therapy Association
- APTA Sections: Orthopedics and Sports
While completing her doctorate, Rachel assisted in research defining ‘normal’ mobility of the low back in children and adolescents. She currently assists with teaching in Oakland University’s entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program classes including ‘Pediatric Intervention’ and ‘Examination and Evaluation I’. In addition, she mentors physical therapy students as a clinical instructor. Rachel’s research interests include assessing outcomes achieved after implementation of manual therapy for patients with musculoskeletal and neuromuscular diagnoses.
Rachel’s passion for physical therapy stems from her first experiences as a patient while being a competitive gymnast. Since then, Rachel has completed her doctoral degree in physical therapy and Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) Certificate at Oakland University. When completing the program, Rachel received the Manual Therapy and Neuromuscular Excellence awards from Oakland University’s Physical Therapy program. During her time working on her doctorate, Rachel completed internships related to both manual based physical therapy and neurological rehabilitation. As a physical therapist, Rachel loves the challenge of finding the source of the patient’s symptoms. She strives to build relationships with all of her patients to best assist them with a full return to the activities they love by using a combination of specific manual intervention and functional training.