Gentle Pain Release Center Therapist Biographies
B.S. Recreational Therapy
Western Carolina University, 2006
M.S. Physical Therapy
Western Carolina University, 2009
Erin was born in Lexington, KY, but grew up in Knoxville, TN. While working a high school summer job as a medical records clerk Erin discovered the purpose and art of physical therapy. She started observing physical therapists and decided to begin pursuing a career. Erin loves the mountains and decided to attend school in the mountains at Western Carolina University where she majored in Recreational Therapy to complete her physical therapy prerequisites.
Between earning degrees, Erin worked as a rehabilitation aide where she discovered an interest in helping those with chronic pain and fibromyalgia. Having grown up with relatives interested in the mind-body-spirit connection and interests in non-traditional medicine she searched for a local physical therapist who thought "outside the box" and found Richard Fowler's practice at the Gentle Pain Release Center.
Erin trained in Myofascial Release and CranioSacral Therapy and she is also interested in bringing aspects of kundalini yoga into the treatment room. Erin has always been an advocate for listening to one's body even if it means slowing down and "not" doing. Some of Erin's professional long term goals include assessing the needs of and assisting the Hispanic community, travel and work abroad, and bringing a greater awareness of the effectiveness of the gentle therapies she uses.
Erin also enjoys anything outdoors- road and mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, swimming, and camping. Erin supports the practice of daily meditation and spiritual growth as well as finding balance in life between responsibility and fun.