Madeline received her doctorate in Physical Therapy with distinction from Northern Arizona University in 2012. There she specialized in Neurological Rehabilitation, with a focus in working with individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. In addition to clinical work, Madeline is devoted to offering community education opportunities through group exercise classes promoting health and well-being for everybody. Madeline offers aquatic rehabilitation in addition to land-based exercise programs to include an environment for decreased joint compression and reduced pain to increase comfort and tolerance for strength and mobility training. Taking advantage of the support of the aqueous environment, Madeline also provides Watsu and other relaxing, floating forms of aquatic bodywork.
When on land, Madeline incorporates pelvic repositioning techniques with education from the
Postural Restoration Institute to adapt to habitual loading patterns in the body and create
balance. She continues to further her education with coursework from the Postural
Restoration Institute, influencing her land-based exercise interventions with patients suffering
from common and chronic orthopedic issues such a low back, hip, knee, shoulder, neck and
foot pain. Incorporating thorough knowledge under this school of thought, Madeline helps to
identify habitual loading patterns through these joints in the body and retrain how the
neuromuscular system works together with continuous oxygen input (the breath). This offers
an opportunity to rest from these overutilized patterns by activating weaker pathways in the
brain, coming back to a place of neutrality, or balance in the body.