Maria graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology. She then moved to Sweden and studied at the University of Gothenburg, receiving a Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy.
Maria began work here in Jackson at St. John’s Hospital in 2001. She worked in all departments, including inpatient, outpatient, home health, aquatic therapy and wound care. In 2005 she became the Director of Rehabilitation for Teton Physical Therapy, a position she held for two years. In 2007, Maria joined forces with Francine Bartlett to form Excel Physical Therapy.
Maria has always had a strong interest in Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy with a special interest in shoulder rehabilitation.
Her specialties include:
- ASTYM Certified
- Dry Needling
- Manual Therapy Techniques including joint mobilization and soft tissue mobilization
- Therapeutic exercise
In her spare time Maria loves being active outdoors; mountain biking, downhill skiing, Nordic skiing, cooking and gardening. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Maria’s PT tip: “Be pro-active in your rehab to achieve the best results.”