Kristen was born and raised in Chicago, IL and graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2013, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science with a Minor in Public Health. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from NIU in 2016.
Kristen practiced in Socorro, New Mexico for 2 years, specializing in aquatic therapy. While working in New Mexico, she also had the opportunity to work as an onsite Physical Therapist for the local Rugby team before moving to Tucson in 2019.
Kristen’s philosophy is to target not only the symptoms of each individual’s condition, but to reach the problems at the source. Using evidence-based treatments, she loves working collaboratively with her patients to develop an individualized treatment plan to help them feel themselves again. She has a diverse background of training in orthopedics, post-operative care, sports medicine, pediatrics, concussion management, vertigo, and manual therapy. Kristen is currently pursuing her certification in Dry Needling.
In her free time, she enjoys going on exciting adventures with her fiance and 2 dogs, learning new hobbies such as outdoor rock climbing, and staying active so she can be a foodie.