Brauna believes that movement is medicine! She became a physical therapist to help others find the individualized movement prescription to optimally nourish body, mind, and spirit.
Brauna earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, in 2017. While at Marymount, in addition to learning hands-on manual therapy techniques, she completed a project on the benefits of exercise before, during, and after cancer treatment. Since graduation, she has taken advanced education courses in Parkinson’s Disease, women’s health, and osteoporosis care.
Brauna is and always has been passionate about physical fitness, mind-body wellness, nutrition, and injury prevention. Brauna was a competitive gymnast as a child and teen, and a NCAA Division I cross country and track athlete in college. She has been a yoga teacher since 2001 and a group fitness instructor since 2008. She has faced injuries and chronic medical conditions, and knows both how challenging and how necessary it is to stay active to weather setbacks and recover from them more quickly.
Brauna holds a Master of Arts in English from the University of Maryland in College Park and a Bachelor of Science in English from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. She lives with her husband and two sons in Springfield, Virginia.
Whether you have a chronic issue, a current injury, or simply want to move and feel better, Brauna looks forward to helping you achieve your goals!