Tessa received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Utah in 2008. As a student, she was drawn to Pinnacle Performance in Salt Lake City, Utah, for its holistic approach to physical therapy. She began working full-time as a therapist at Pinnacle after graduating and completing certification as a Pilates practitioner through Polestar Education. She has pursued continuing education in manual therapy through the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). Tessa is also a CoreAlign Master Instructor educating new instructors on the CoreAlign method. New opportunities teaching anatomy to the Salt Lake Power Yoga teacher training program allow her to share her passions with the larger movement community. Tessa has combined her expertise in anatomy, Doctorate in Physical Therapy, and training in Functional Dry Needling and Myofascial Release with Pilates, CoreAlign, and other apparatus' to create a holistic approach to rehabilitation wellness and athletic fitness. She feels very fortunate to work in an environment that encourages both staff and clients to reach their optimal potential and promotes self-care at all stages of life. She enjoys time in the beautiful mountains of Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and two girls.