Stacey graduated from University of Montana in 2000 with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara in 1991. In the years between her undergraduate and graduate degree, Stacey spent several winters in Utah and Montana working and skiing at ski resorts.
She moved to Bellingham in 2000 and worked in an outpatient orthopedic clinic where she developed a Balance and Falls Prevention program. She was hired by Bellingham Physical Therapy in 2006 and has enjoyed working there ever since.
Stacey has augmented her physical therapy education with a variety of continuing education courses that include several manual techniques such as Jones Strain Counterstrain, trigger point release, Mulligan Mobilizations, Manual Ligament Therapy and John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Technique. She combines this with knowledge gained from courses in muscle imbalance and and movement disorders taught by Carrie Hall, McConnell Institute, Mckenzie Institute and Dianne Lee in order to decrease pain and improve function and performance.
Stacey has also taken several courses in balance and falls prevention and is trained in treating BPPV and other vestibular disorders. Her most recent passion is incorporating John F. Barnes Myofascial Release techniques into her treatments. She has completed nine John F. Barnes Myofascial Release courses in the last 4 years and finds this whole body approach fascinating and effective.
Whether she is helping a young athlete to return to their sport or maximizing the independence and safety of the elderly, Stacey enjoys teaching patients to treat themselves and prevent future injuries. She encourages them to take an active role in their recovery.
When she is not working Stacey enjoys mountain biking, hiking, swimming and skiing. She shares these activities with friends and with her husband Kurt as well as with her two children Ke’ala (10) and Zxavian (7). Often even her 13 year old Husky, Tatoosh, accompanies her.