A little about Tracy's educational background:
Tracy graduated from San Jose State University in 1995 with a Bachelor's in Science (BS) in Physical Education/ Kinesiology Degree with a concentration in Athletic Training and she is now a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). Following her Bachelor's Degree, she went on to get a professional credential as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, (CSCS) before she was admitted into PT school. Tracy then went to FresnoState University where she completed her Masters in Physical Therapy (MPT), from Fresno graduating in 2000, Magna Cum Laude. In PT school Tracy served as President of her class and was awarded the Stewart Katzman award for Achievement. For her Graduate product, she and her fellow group members studied the Effect on Functional/ Traditional Balance Re-training Techniques compared to using Specialized "Smart Balance Master" high tech equipment. In addition to comparing the method of balance re-training, her group also studied and compared the elderly/ senior population with a neurologic population patients including conditions such as stroke, Parkinson's Disease or Multiple Sclerosis. Tracy's group won 1st Place in the California University competition for Best Graduate Project. This study was later published in japan's Journal of Medicine. Interestingly, this study concluded that whether you used traditional/low tech balance exercises in both populations of participants balance improved and risk for falling decreased with a consistent regime of balance re-training exercise as little as twice a week. So keep exercising, Although Balance Re-training was an emphasis throughout PT school, manual physical therapy is where Tracy's heart is. She decided to focus on Osteopathic Manual Physical Therapy becoming specialized in techniques such as Myofascial Release, joint, and soft tissue mobilization. Tracy continues to educate herself with any new "up to date" techniques by taking all required continuing education courses. (And some not required, she loves to learn!) . While practicing Manual Therapy techniques Tracy has developed an essential physical therapy piece exercise of equipment, she calls The BackStrap™. She has been using this with patients and has had strong positive results and will surely be using it with all of her patients for years to come. (See testimonial page under BackStrap™)
Below you will see an audio player where you can hear Tracy being interviewed by Casey Armstrong on
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