Rachel is a double tar heel, completing both her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Exercise and Sport Science and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has experience in both inpatient and outpatient pediatrics treating children ages 0 to 21 with a range of diagnoses, including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, torticollis, down syndrome, developmental delay, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, and orthopedic injuries. Additionally, she has completed and presented research related to infant massage in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the role of parental mental health on pediatric developmental outcomes, in addition to the impact of anxiety disorders of physical activity
levels. Rachel is also a certified sports nutritionist and enjoys learning more about how nutrition can influence functional outcomes. Rachel is very passionate that every child, regardless of their ability level, deserves the opportunity to be a child and have fun and enjoys working with patients and their families to help find ways to engage in physical activity that is meaningful to them. In her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending sporting events. (go heels!), reading, baking, running, and exploring the Triangle area.