Hello! I am Natasha.
I started my private rehab & coaching practice specifically to help climbers recover from injury and get stronger!
I am one of the first professionals to specialize in treating climbers and have been doing it for nearly a decade.
I know how frustrating and depressing it can be to be faced with an injury and be told by doctors to stop climbing or doing the activities you love.
I also work with barbell athletes, endurance athletes, and more!
I’d love the opportunity to help you too!
In 2005 I was Bouldering National Champion and Teva Games (now known as the GoPro Mountain Games/IFSC Vail World Cup) gold medalist.
That same year, just at the peak of my competitive climbing career, I suffered a devastating finger injury and couldn’t climb for 6+ months. 3 years later I injured both of my shoulders and recovery was slow and frustrating.
Depressed would be an understatement. My entire identity was wrapped around climbing. I was frustrated by the lack of good information available on how to resolve climbing related injuries. Doctors didn't seem to understand climbing at all. So, I decided to go to school to learn how to deal with these injuries myself!
I eventually recovered with some education and proper rehab and later went on to climb multiple V10 and V11's and red-point 5.13d/14a.
Through the process of figuring out how to fix my own injuries, I discovered barbell strength training and was blown away by the results I got by just making my body stronger. Teaching my clients how to get stronger has now become a large component of my rehab practice.
School and accomplishments
I graduated from a 4 year doctorate program at Palmer West Chiropractic School in San Jose, CA in 2012 with a specialty in rehabilitation, orthopedic sports medicine and physiotherapy and own my own private practice out of Motus Clinic in San Francisco, California.
I have been a ClinicalAthlete provider since 2015.
I have been climbing since 1999 and I am former National Bouldering Champion and Teva Games gold medalist (now GoPro Mountain Games/IFSC World Cup stop). I have bouldered multiple V10’s and V11’s and climbed 5.13d/14a outdoors.
I’m also a nationally competitive powerlifter in the 67.5 kg and 75 kg weight class with an elite total. My best squat is 320, bench press 187, deadlift 380.