Michelle received her Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Exercise Science in 1991, followed by her Master's in Physical Therapy from NAU in 1994. After spending 4 years in the inpatient hospital rehab setting, she became interested in treatment of vestibular disorders and transitioned to a hospital-based outpatient setting. Michelle received certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation through a competency based course in 2003, and went on to receive an advanced certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation in 2007 through Emory University. Since this time, Michelle has taught several courses for physical and occupational therapists, for both inpatient and outpatient settings, and has continued to further her education through advanced vestibular courses. She believes in a strong education component when treating patients, as well as an integrated approach to their condition in order to promote self-management and return to their prior activity level. Michelle is married with 2 children and lives in Mesa, Arizona. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, baking and spending time with friends and family.