My story:
Travelling a healing path

On being lucky

From an early age I knew what I wanted to do with my life. In high school, I thought two hours of running was fun. In college, rather than being repulsed in cadaver lab, I was fascinated. When it was time to choose a profession, physical therapy seemed the perfect fit.

The joy of surgery

While studying for my BS in physical education, I worked as a trainer and as a physical therapist aide. During that time I thoroughly injured my knee skiing and had my first surgery. I got to experience being a patient first-hand and began to develop an appreciation for gentle hands. That said, I couldn't have been a worse patient. I listened poorly, healed in spite of myself, and gratefully made it into grad school at Boston University.

The joy of work

I spent the first five years of my career engaged in after-hours studying. In search of stress relief, I decided to try mountain bike racing. It was exhausting and utterly rewarding. After several years, I fulfilled my competitive urges and switched focus to my career. I worked long days at a busy clinic seeing as many as 26 patients in a day. I was soon frustrated with the lack of sufficient time to properly treat my patients, which led me to begin my own practice.

Finding my bliss

Thirteen years later, I still do physical therapy because I love it. To me, solving patient problems is like winning at "Clue" when you discover that it was Mrs. Peacock in the dining room with a wrench. Only it's better. I get to play a role in my patient's participation in activities that are enriching to their souls and central to their happiness.

Living my passion

I understand first-hand how frustrating it is to have an injury or pain limit your ability to do the things you love. I've had the misfortune of falling off my bike a few times, and the good fortune to know how best to rehabilitate those injuries. I've been lucky enough to travel extensively all over the world. I have mountain biked, scuba dived, boogie boarded, parasailed, spelunked, rock climbed, parachuted and more! In the process, I have sprained, strained, fractured and separated various body parts. Each time I have learned something more about myself and, more importantly, about the healing process and I'm able to carry this knowledge into my work with others.

What it means to me to thrive

To thrive is to always be able to pursue that which brings you the most joy. This is my goal and my invitation for you. Call me today to schedule your initial assessment and take the first step back to a pain-free and passion-filled life.

Experience

  • 25 years experience in the health and fitness fields—15 years as a physical therapist
  • Completed over 20 post-graduate courses
  • Graduate of the Kaiser-Hayward advanced clinical skills program

Credentials

  • Masters in Physical Therapy
  • Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist
  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
  • Certified Massage Therapist
  • Bachelors in Physical Education

Personal

  • Former competitive athlete
  • Lifelong participant in sports: cycling, running, yoga, weight lifting, kayaking, racquetball, judo, rock climbing, snowboarding, alpine and Nordic skiing
  • Personal experience rehabilitating many of the injuries I treat professionally
  • Committed to lifelong learning and excellence

Caroline Bourcier

MSPT, OCS, COMT

Physical Therapist

Massage Therapist

CHEK Exercise Coach

“I have worked with Caroline extensively over the years…when I broke my foot, got in a car accident, and when I needed personal training to promote strength, endurance and wellness. She is always willing to go the extra mile.”

Shelley Canter, PhD

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300 Poplar, Suite 10

Mill Valley, CA 94941

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