(OTR/L, CHT, CSCS, Physio Coach • Founder)
Soon after starting his career as an occupational therapist in 1996, Aaron realized there were significant gaps in the traditional healthcare model. While therapists have the training to rehabilitate people after injury, clients often return months after discharge with a recurrence of an old injury or an entirely new injury. With health insurance dictating medical care and the absence of a comprehensive transition from “patient” to fitness enthusiast or athlete, Aaron knew there had to be a better way to care for people.
In April 2015, Aaron founded MoveMend Rehab and Performance to change the model of health and fitness by bridging the gap between rehabilitation and performance training. In the years that followed he created Physio Coaching™.
Physio Coaching™ is a service that helps people, with and without injuries, safely work towards peak fitness and performance by integrating rehabilitation with strength and conditioning principles.
Aaron is an author and speaker with a passion for shaking up the status quo. While running his growing practice he enjoys mentoring the next generation of uncompromising rehabilitation professionals who want to continue to serve clients through our VIP service model.
Aaron is a retired elite-amateur category 1 road cyclist, having ranked in the top 10 in Washington State Best All Around Road Rider competition multiple years. Since retiring from competitive cycling he has enjoyed snowboarding and skiing, running, and mountain biking.
When not working or engaging in sports, he and his wife Kristin enjoy travel, sometimes with their therapy dog in training, Arrow, and most recent addition to the family, Eddie (a Portuguese Water Dog).
Licensure, Certifications, and Professional Associations:
- Occupational Therapists
- Certified Hand Therapist
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
- Member Washington Occupational Therapy Association
- Member American Society of Hand Therapists
- Member National Strength and Conditioning Association