Rachel was raised in Connecticut in an artistic family and developed a love of the performing arts early on with trips to see Broadway musicals in the city. She tried her hand at soccer at one point but chose to retire her cleats around age five once the ball made repeated contact with her face. It was clear from that moment on that dance would be her chosen form of physical expression!
Rachel went on to study Dance Performance & Choreography in college, where she developed a love of kinesiology and anatomy through her coursework. Post-grad, she declared that she “had no interest in going back to school, ever”, began performing with a Boston-based professional dance company, and then promptly enrolled in the Doctoral program for PT at the University of Massachusetts – Lowell.
Throughout her time in graduate school, Rachel was fortunate to work as a student in a variety of settings from an acute care hospital to treating members of the Boston Ballet. Upon graduation she began her career in New York City treating orthopedic and pelvic health conditions.
After refusing to continue living in a concrete jungle with no access to skiing, Rachel’s partner convinced her to move across the country to Denver mid-pandemic (he can now be found exclusively on the slopes). Rachel was able to further expand her depth of knowledge by working at a pelvic health-specific clinic prior to starting at Well Set.
Rachel believes in tailoring her practice of care to each individual based on their unique anatomy, goals, and lifestyle. She loves to treat a variety of conditions but is especially passionate about helping new parents navigate the joys and challenges of postpartum life.
When she’s not in the clinic, you can find Rachel running in a park, trying out a new restaurant, or marveling at how the snow melts so quickly here.
What have been your career highlights (so far)?
Being a part of patients’ journeys who are healing from cancer.
What’s your goal in life?
To be present in the moment, to travel as much as possible, to lift others up. More concretely, I would like to run a marathon one day.
Center Stage and I don’t care who knows it!
#1 Bucket List Trip?
Ireland, Norway, Hungary, Portugal, Japan…it’s a large bucket.
Favorite Things In The World?
Family, friends, chapstick, an empty dance studio, coffee, all things cute and miniature, waking up early before anyone else and then proclaiming “I’m SO tired” the rest of the day.