Katrin graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1991 with a bachelor degree in physical therapy. She resumed her education in 2000, completing her doctorate in physical therapy in 2005. Her main focus is burns and wound care. She completed her specialty certification in Wound Management in 2006 and completed her re-certification in the spring of 2017. She is currently a Level I MFR practitioner.
Katrin was born in the Faeroe Islands, at 62 degrees latitude north of Great Britain. She has also lived in Iceland, Florida, Germany, and New Mexico. She currently makes her home in Boise, Idaho, with her husband and son. Her daughter, Annika, attends BSU and works part time at the clinic.
Carmen graduated in 1964 from the University of Washington, in Seattle. She has worked in Washington, Oregon and Idaho in a variety of settings. She has been trained in massage therapy, bodywork, respiratory therapy, hippotherapy, and John F. Barnes Myofascial Release (MFR). Carmen recently completed her Credentialed Clinical Instructor Certification, and continues to seek education in a variety of physical therapy techniques.
Carmen lives on a small acreage in Kuna, Idaho, with her son. She is an avid animal lover and music enthusiast.
Valerie joined us in August of 2014, having graduated with her PTA degree from Carrington that May. Valerie has a strong background in manual therapy. She practiced as a licensed massage therapist for 10 years in Colorado and Idaho. Valerie’s Myofascial Release training includes MFR I, MFR II, and Unwinding. She plans to continue her MFR training by taking the “Fascial Pelvis” in the spring of 2018. Her goal is to achieve Expert Practitioner status through the John F. Barnes method.
Valerie lives in Boise with her boyfriend. Her kids are grown and live in Colorado. Valerie has 5 grandchildren, ranging in age from infant to 11 years old. She is an active outdoors woman and can often be seen singing and dancing around the clinic.
Shane has been with us since early 2013. He graduated from Penn Valley Community College, Kansas City, Missouri, with an Associates of Science in the Physical Therapist Assistant program. He also holds a Bachelors in Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts in Teaching.
Shane lives with his wife and two daughters in Nampa, Idaho. He teaches middle school science during the regular school year, while moonlighting with us in the evenings. In the summer, he works full time at our facility. He was trained in MFR by Linda Chatburn prior to attending the John Barnes Courses.
Danielle has been helping us out in an as-needed basis since the summer of 2015. She is a level II MFR practitioner and is certified as a Lymphedema Management Specialist. Danielle is available for all your lymphedema needs and may be seen covering for vacationing therapists.
Angela just joined us last May. She graduated from Carrington College in May of 2014 and has worked in a variety of settings since then. Prior to initiating her PTA education, Angela was an assistant coach for the Nampa High Schools Girls’ Soccer Team. With that experience, she gained a wealth of athletic training experience. This was, in some ways, instrumental in her success at Carrington College. Currently, Angela is treating our orthopedic and fitness clients while learning the fine art of Myofascial Release. Angela will be attending the John F. Barnes MFR I course in November.