ABOUT RENEE

I have been an avid cyclist most of my life, including racing competitively in the Mid-Atlantic region and traveling to ride epic Gran Fondos like La Marmotte in the Alps. In 2018, among other things, I won the Women’s Overall at the Gran Fondo National Series National Championships, rode the inaugural Haute Route Asheville, came in 4th overall in the MABRA Masters Criterium Championships, and came in third in my age group at the Hilly Billy Roubaix – my very first gravel race (!).

I have been a practicing physical therapist specializing in orthopedics and biomechanics in the Washington Metro area for 17 years. In 2013, I opened my own practice, Fundamental Motion™ Extraordinary Physical Therapy and Athletic Recovery, a place where patients come when “nobody else gets it”. In 2016, I extended my practice to include Fundamental Velo™, in order to offer my specialized approach, knowledge, and background to the cycling community.

Years of clinical experience, study, and professional implementation of the MSI method have given me an unusually skilled eye for identifying how and why human body mechanics go wrong and how to effectively restore ideal movement.

My evaluation and treatment approach is based on my own experience and extensive study of the Movement System Impairment (MSI) physical therapy diagnosis and treatment method, founded by world-renowned physical therapist Dr. Shirley Sahrmann and her colleagues at Washington University, St. Louis Missouri.

This treatment approach can benefit cyclists of all ages and performance levels, recreational or racing, and of course as part of my more general orthopedic practice it also offers exceptional treatment for any issues you may experience off the bike as well, whether athletic in nature or as part of your daily life. In fact, this is one of the benefits of Fundamental Velo™: my training and expertise naturally encompass both your performance and comfort on the bike as well as your daily life off it, and that ultimately helps to improve both.

I received my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana, a Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Maryland.