Introducing Synchronicity Physical Therapy
I'd like to introduce my new company, Synchronicity Physical Therapy! I have been practicing physical
therapy for the previous 7 years specializing in both orthopedics and pelvic health conditions for men and women. It took many events to get to the place where I am now and I'd like to share that journey and share a little bit about how Synchronicity Physical Therapy came to be.
My journey into pelvic health happened while I was in PT school. I was doing a rotation at a clinic that had a women's health therapist and I luckily was able to spend some time with her and saw the incredible impact she had on these women's lives and psychological well being; from that moment I knew I wanted to do pelvic health. I took a course outside of my normal curriculum at school - pelvic education is not often taught in your entry level physical therapy program, and began treating clients once I graduated while working in a general outpatient/sports clinic in Hawaii. After a few years, I found myself immersed in learning more about these conditions and chose to work full-time in a women's health clinic that focused on pelvic health, pregnancy, and breast cancer. While I loved treating women, my passion was still directed mostly at pelvic health, including male pelvic health.
During this time I started having some health issues of my own and a series of events in my personal life led me back to Los Angeles, where I grew up. I had the opportunity to work for a clinic that solely focused on male and female pelvic health and were leaders in the field of pelvic health. I continued to have some health issues and little did I know at that time I was in exactly the right place with the right people to help me get a diagnosis and proper treatment, I had endometriosis and was surrounded by some of the best providers to help me get a proper diagnosis, and the treatments that I needed which eventually required excision surgery. This process gave me such a deeper understanding of some of the issues my patients undergo - the physical pain, the frustration, the emotional and psychological effect, and energy it takes to deal with something like this.
These events were all very important in where I am today. After having lived in Hawaii and Oregon for the ten years prior to moving back to Los Angeles, I adopted a certain lifestyle that was just not quite fitting for the busy hustle and bustle of LA. I had always envisioned someday having my own practice and it seemed that the universe was pushing me in that direction. My friend (also my roommate) and I had played with the idea of moving down to Encinitas and we finally decided to just do it. I had a lot of fear but it felt right to do this, I needed a better work/life balance and felt I was ready to branch out on my own.
When I moved down to San Diego, it just so happened that some friends of mine from LA had friends that lived nearby and introduced me to a whole group of other PTs, one of which I was able to rent space from one day a week which I did for the first 6 months until I found my own little space after searching pretty hard for the right place that would be fitting for my practice. I have been there now since May!
It took me quite a while to figure out my branding and a name. I wanted it to be meaningful to my journey and to what I do and finally I came up with Synchronicity Physical Therapy. Synchronicity is a concept that was first introduced by Carl Jung which means that events are "meaningful coincidences" if they occur with no causal relationship yet seem to be meaningfully related. In order for a synchronistic event to occur, these events in time must create an emotional reaction that stimulates transformation.
My logo which is an icosahedron with a six pedaled lotus surrounding it. The icosahedron is a sacred geometry symbol that represents the element of water. The element of water represents movement, flow, and change. It is also related to the second chakra, the sacral chakra which represents emotions, sexuality, and creativity. The orange-red six pedaled lotus represents the second chakra. The icosahedron is used when working with energies of the physical healing to find balance and harmony, especially in the areas of fertility and reproduction.
Through my own experiences and events that I cannot fathom are simply coincidences, have transformed my life, and the way that I practice that I felt that this name gave a story to not only my story, but many of the patients that I have encountered. I have had numerous patients tell me that they've felt they were meant to find me and there have been some really deep changes and transformations I have witnessed in some of the clients I have worked with. It is extremely moving and I feel so honored be a part of those transformations and I just have such a passion for this work and how deeply needed it is in our society.
In addition to my practice, I am currently in the process of obtaining my Master's Degree in Integrative Health and Nutrition to provide a more well rounded practice to my patients as well as a more holistic treatment approach. I also recently completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training which I incorporate into my current practice as well. On my off time, I love the ocean, surfing, salsa dancing, and more recently, competing once again in an adult cheerleading team down here in San Diego!