Hi, I’m Maria. I graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology. I then moved to Sweden and studied at the University of Gothenburg, where I received a Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy.
I began work here in Jackson at St. John’s Medical Center in 2001. I worked in all departments, including inpatient, outpatient, home health, aquatic therapy and wound care. In 2005, I became the Director of Rehabilitation for Teton Physical Therapy, a position I held for two years. In 2007, I joined forces with Francine Bartlett to form Excel Physical Therapy.
I have always had a strong interest in Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy with a special interest in shoulder rehabilitation.
My specialties include:
- ASTYM Certified
- Dry Needling
- Manual Therapy Techniques including joint mobilization and soft tissue mobilization
- Therapeutic exercise
- Sportsmetrics Certified
In my spare time, I love being active outdoors; mountain biking, downhill skiing, Nordic skiing, and climbing as well as cooking and gardening. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
A physical therapy thought: Be pro-active in your rehab to achieve the best results.
“I chose Excel 10 years ago on recommendation from my husband. Maria, and her staff, have always treated me and my injuries with professionalism, compassion, and energy. She has been flexible with treatments and encouraging with my healing. When therapy ended, Maria and staff suggested I pursue Pilates, Rolfing, swim aerobics, and personal training to keep me going.”