Natalie received her Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia in 2003. She is a Whatcom County native and shortly after graduating from Washington State University in 1993 with degrees in Biology and Psychology, she went overseas for 10 years. She began her adventure in Dunedin, New Zealand at the University of Otago where she was a Teaching Fellow, assisted in the Movement Development Clinic and earned her Masters in Biomechanics in 2001. Natalie moved to Brisbane in 2002 to attend physical therapy school. With her biomechanics background she was asked to assist the Australian Institute of Sport with with 3D movement analysis of the Australian National Swim Team at both the Commonwealth Games Trials and Olympic Games Trials.
Natalie returned to Bellingham in 2004 and joined the team at Bellingham Physical Therapy in 2010. She enjoys working together with her patients to restore strength and function whilst building lasting relationships. Natalie loves the challenge of determining the underlying source of one’s symptoms and uses a hands on approach that incorporates manual therapies, myofascial release techniques, neuromuscular re-education and therapeutic exercise to facilitate healing. She feels education is key to understanding one’s symptoms and creating lasting change.
She has been on Mt Baker Ski Patrol the past 4 years and is a member of both the American Physical Therapy Association and the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Natalie lives in Birch Bay with her husband Spike son Rhys and dog Jazi. She enjoys living in the Pacific Northwest where a variety of outdoor adventures are right at her doorstep.