George is the newest addition to our office! He is a F2b Goldendoodle who is eager to grow with us and looks forward to his clinic days! He has been spreading nothing but joy and smiles as he greets our clients with his gentle demeanor. George has undergone several training courses in hopes to provide exceptional care to everyone he interacts with and to always be on his best behavior.
When they're not in the office, Erika & George enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, and backpacking!
Coming from an active community in Tahoe and a professional background in healthcare, including physical therapy and orthopedic sports medicine, Erika has found her passion in massage therapy. She is certified through the California Massage Therapy Council, a proud graduate of National Holistic Institute's Advanced Neuromuscular Program, continues her education through Functional Movement Techniques, and is an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Erika has gained knowledge through experience working with athletes of all levels including professional U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Members, Crossfit enthusiasts, and avid marathon runners. Erika was also the Team Massage Therapist for the Sacramento Republic FC for several seasons. She communicates and initiates treatment plans with several department doctors from Sutter Health, Kaiser, and UC Davis who are incorporating manual therapies into their patient's rehabilitation protocols pre and post surgery including orthopedic, oncology, and pain management procedures. Erika is also in close connection with the several local chiropractic clinics as their treatments combined compliment one another in progressing certain clients' recovery post injury.
With over 15 years experience as a clinical healthcare provider, Erika has noticed the true benefits of manual therapies and the impact they have on people's overall wellness as well as a holistic alternative from surgeries and pharmaceuticals. Erika is enthusiastic about being able to use her knowledge and skills to bring awareness, health, and well being to her clients through focus on pain management and muscular dysfunction to get them back to enjoying active lifestyles and to achieve their goals.