Shirla is a Washington native. She was a collegiate gymnast at San Jose State University where her passion for physical therapy grew as she rehabilitated many injuries and really started to understand the recovery process. She received her bachelor degree in Kinesiology from San Jose State University, CA and returned home to complete her doctorate degree at the University of Puget Sound in 2008.
She enjoys treating patients with a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries including sports injuries with a specific interest with gymnastics, post surgical rehabilitation, and motor vehicle injuries. Shirla focuses on a well rounded approach using manual therapy techniques and exercise prescription to restore postural balance and improve functional movement patterns. She believes it is important to engage the patients in their own health and wellness to give them the education and tools needed to be successful in their recovery.