From an early age, Holly has had a passion for the healing arts, science and the practice of compassion. Graduating from Wake Forest University in Health and Exercise Science, Holly returned to her hometown of Nashville, TN to study a variety of healing modalities at the Natural Health Institute and began her own practice as a licensed massage therapist in 2002. Excited to expand her knowledge, she chose to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Pacific University and moved to Portland with her husband. Holly graduated at the top of her PT class in 2006 with a specialty in orthopedics. She found beautiful land in White Salmon in 2011 and moved her home there full-time in 2016.
Physical therapy borders the fields of complementary/alternative and traditional/ allopathic medicine, and Holly feels her calling in the healing community is to provide an integrative approach to physical rehabilitation. Physical pains and chronic conditions can be a manifestation of mental, emotional, spiritual and physical impairments. Giving an opportunity for a whole person perspective makes for a more successful and lasting treatment approach. Holly embodies a calm positive strength as she aims to support her clients and their body’s innate wisdom.
To maintain balance in her own life, Holly seeks inspiration from outdoor explorations in the beauty of nature, and creative collaborations with art, music and dance. Enjoying meaningful and joyful movement outside is such good medicine. She thrives in her gardens and loves cultivating, growing and preserving food and herbal medicine for her family and friends. She values honest heart-centered communication and collaborative living. Holly enjoys the ongoing study and practice of folk herbalism and living with the regenerative cycles of nature.
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Wa MA # 60807870