Rachel launched Spectrum’s Physical Therapy department in 2016 and currently oversees all Physical Therapy at Spectrum. She started out as an athlete herself and decided to use her passion for sports and movement to help others.
Rachel graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Central Florida. Upon graduation she went on to complete a sports residency program through ProRehab and the University of Evansville where she received extensive training in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Rachel is a Board Certified Sports Specialist (SCS) following her residency training.
While in the sports residency, she performed functional movement screening on the the Major League Baseball team the Milwaukee Brewers, Western Kentucky University and University of Evansville athletes. She worked with the NFL Players Association in the spring of 2016 to provide rehabilitation to retired NFL athletes. She has treated athletes from the NFL, MLB, NBA and European League, track and field and a variety of amateur and professional athletes across different sports. Rachel is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Sports Section.
Sports Certified Specialist (SCS), Active Release Techniques (ART) level 1 Spine, Upper and Lower Extremity, SFMA, FMS, Y balance, On Base U Hitting and Pitching, and RockTape Basic and Performance.
Rachel played soccer at the University of South Florida and then at Rollins College, where she was recognized at the conference, regional, and national level on the D2 All-American team. She also played soccer overseas in Germany for one season prior to attending the University of Central Florida for graduate school.