Marissa is a California-licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy from the Ohio State University. Native to Upstate New York State, she grew up in the great outdoor playground of the Finger Lakes and went on to do her undergraduate degree at St. Lawrence University where she studied neuroscience and first developed an appreciation for how the body and mind respond to pain and other stressors.
As a former collegiate runner, CrossFit coach, and lifetime adventurer, Marissa is passionate about empowering every person she comes across to move freely and live fearlessly. She has experience treating both Olympic-level athletes and recreational weekend warriors, and she particularly loves solving long-term nagging pain problems.
Marissa takes an individualized and holistic approach to treatment, incorporating each patient's specific history, goals, and current lifestyle into the plan of care for lifelong wellness and health. She is certified in myofascial decompression as well as the management of functional fitness athletes. When she's not working, you can find Marissa lifting weights, doing yoga, meditating, spearfishing, or reading about the mind!