Kristin is a Physical Therapist and Founder of WIT (Wellness Integration Tools: a San Francisco based wellness and education consulting company), and co-owner of Urban Holistic LLC. After obtaining her Bachelors from the University of Colorado, Boulder Kristin relocated to the Bay Area. It was a love of science that brought her to San Francisco where she worked as a researcher at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, UCSF Department of Neurology intent on getting a PhD in Neuroscience. After several years in the lab it became clear that her calling was to work with people. She followed up her undergraduate degree with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences.
She returned to the Bay Area, this time with her husband and son, and has been practicing Manual Physical Therapy and teaching Pilates since 2003.
She founded the company WIT (Wellness Integration Tools) in 2016 with the goal of being able to reach more than one person at a time. Over the years she has developed a method that combines many different areas of study to provide what she believes to be an easily attainable path to wellness. Her mission is to educate people about their bodies and the fascial network, provide tools to unlock awareness and promote healing, and to create a culture of prevention.
About her PT Style: "I believe that people are empowered through knowledge. Whether it is simply that they finally understand why their shoulder hurts every time it gets just above 90 degrees, or the role and importance of something called fascial tissue. When a person truly understands why it is that something is inflamed, how it got to be that way, and ways that will help it get better, they can be more in control of their healing. My mission is to first help people get out of pain through the use of functional manual therapy. I use a hands on approach combining soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, trigger point and active release, and muscle energy techniques to first release and realign the body. Once we have freed up mechanical restrictions we begin the process of strengthening and stabilizing, retraining unhealthy movement patterns and habits, and coming to a place of whole system-wide healing. I have a vision of a world where everyone has a solid understanding of how their body works and what it needs to feel good and function optimally. Where every person has the tools to help themselves feel better in their body."