Missy is a native San Diegan and received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from San Diego State University. As part of her graduate work, Missy had the privilege of working at Catalyst for an 8-week Clinical, where she learned from and worked alongside Kristen and Brian. She also had the opportunity to do a mixed orthopedic and pediatric rotation at another clinic, which inspired her to treat pediatrics in her own practice. As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Missy loves being able to combine her love of treating musculoskeletal injuries as well as helping kids of all ages achieve milestones and interact more easily with the world around them.
Missy was drawn to physical therapy in high school when she sought out physical therapy for her own injuries. At the time, she thought it was cool to be able to wear workout clothes to work and teach people how to exercise. Fast forward to now, she loves working as a physical therapist because of the journey she gets to take with each of her patients. Missy loves working in a profession that allows her to work alongside on their path to healing and living healthier lives. Every day brings a new challenge, funny story, or life lesson, which makes it the most fulfilling job she could imagine.
In her spare time, Missy enjoys hanging out with her family and friends (especially her four super cute nieces and 1 stud of a nephew!), hiking, line dancing, and seeing live country music.