Trish Barry

– Nutrition Specialist

Trish has been interested in sports and fitness since a young age. She started off with golf at the age of 6, and then tried almost every sport growing up, including track. After beginning college with a golf scholarship, she broke her wrist and decided to leave golf behind, devoting her time to studying science. Through multiple injuries, she spent a lot of time with PT’s, which influenced her pursuit toward a job in the health field. She ended up graduating with a Sports Medicine degree from Pepperdine University, and obtaining her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota. After which she also began running again, eventually diving head first into the ultra running community.

She worked in acute care and neuro rehab for many years, then transitioned to the outpatient setting to bring together her passion for running/fitness/health and physical therapy. She loves helping people move better, and believes in getting to them before misuse injuries crop up. A physical therapist doesn’t have to be seen only after an injury. Can we prevent injuries? No, accidents happen, but we can sure try and prepare everyone to be able to handle the load they are sustaining when performing tasks, be it running, lifting or picking up your child.

She believes in an integrative approach. When you are working with someone, there is a whole person standing in front of you, asking for help. Focusing on one system isn’t possible, you need to include it all, from the emotional side to the physical side to the nutritional side. It all impacts treatment, progress, and recovery.

Being an ultra runner requires spending many hours training and diving into nutrition to find out what best works for the body. Through changing her diet, she has decreased her migraines and controls her insulin resistance without medication. She hopes to use this knowledge she has obtained over the years to help others reach their goals and improve their health. Each person is different, and therefore it can take time to figure out what best works for each individual. There is no box, no exact prescription for everyone. Men and women are different, and each person deserves their own tailored program.

Helping runners is a passion, and runners as a group are injured far too often. People think running is easy, that all you need is a pair of shoes and you can head out the door. Running is actually a technical skill, with a force of 3-5x your body weight each step you take. When you think about it, that is a lot of impact on your body, so it is a very good idea to make sure things are working properly. Our bodies are amazing and can put up with a lot, which is why it can take time for an injury to rear it’s ugly head. Trish’s goal is to get to it before instead of after, so that person can have the longevity of running for a lifetime.


    Education

  • B.S. Sports Medicine
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Specializations

  • Rocktape blades and blades advanced certified
  • Rocktape Movement Specialist
  • Pose Method Running Technique Specialist
  • Art of Breath Certified
  • FRC Certified
  • Kinstretch Level 1 Certified Instructor
  • Taping, cupping, flossing
  • Vestibular/Balance Therapy