Rachel has a Masters of Physical Therapy degree from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, graduating with Highest Honors in 1995. She has extensive experience in general orthopedic and sports injuries and manual techniques. As owner of ProAction Physical Therapy, Rachel specializes in the treatment of running injuries and prevention techniques. Her particular interest is in foot and ankle rehabilitation. In 2009, Rachel received her certification as a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. Also, she is an RRCA certified running coach. Rachel was honored to be named RunWashington Magazine’s “Best Physical Therapist for Runners” in the Washington, DC, area for 2014.
As a runner herself, Rachel is very involved in the running community. Each year she delivers numerous lectures to various local running groups. She has volunteered and is currently volunteering as Medical Coordinator for the following races:
Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run (2001-present), USATF Cross Country Championships (2009), Halloween Young Run (2009, 2004), Parks Half Marathon (2006-7), Marathon in the Parks (2004).
Rachel also is involved in three different Running Clinics, including the Montgomery County Road Runners Club’s Stride Clinics. She was honored at the request of the White House Medical Unit to analyze the running gaits of and to discuss injury prevention with their staff, including Secret Service men and women. In addition, Rachel has been quoted in Runner’s World Magazine and hosted a segment of a local public affairs radio show on the topic of running.
Since junior high, Rachel has run races of all distances, from 5Ks to marathons. She runs for the pure joy of running, plays soccer, and gets lots of exercise running after her two children. Originally from New York, Rachel is a huge New York Jets fan.