Pilates Instructor & Certified Occupational Therapist
Tory is a native Houstonian. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. After working in public relations, she decided to pursue a career in healthcare so that she could work directly with patients looking to improve their health and well being. Tory went on to pursue her Masters of Occupational Therapy degree from Texas Woman's University in Houston, Texas.
Tory is currently a registered occupational therapist and is licensed to practice in the state of Texas. She has experience working in acute, rehabilitation and community-based settings. She currently works with both adult and pediatric populations and is skilled in treating various diagnoses, including: orthopedic, neurological, auto-immune, and developmental disorders.
Tory became interested in Pilates following a lower back and shoulder injury, which was the result of a strained sacroiliac joint (SI joint). When traditional physical therapy failed to yield long-term results, she turned to Pilates. Through Pilates, Tory was able to improve her body awareness and core strength. The results were so dramatic that she decided to become certified as an instructor.
Tory's main goal is to help her clients improve their body awareness, posture and core strength in order to manage and/or prevent injuries and keep them active and engaged in their everyday lives. She draws on her training as an occupational therapist, knowledge of Pilates and experience with injury to help develop a personalized plan to meet each client's needs.
In addition to Pilates, Tory also enjoys Zumba, taking spin classes and playing recreational sports.