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Our Team

Dr. Claire Haeptle

PT, DPT, CSCS

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Hi I’m Dr. Claire Haeuptle (pronounced high-PLEE)! Thank you for visiting Perform Physical Therapy and Wellness, a comprehensive resource service for people looking to perform at an optimum level every day.

As a skilled physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist, I’ve worked with a variety of individuals with active lifestyles and athletes with a range of needs. Despite their differences, they have in common the desire to become a stronger, better version of themselves.

Is that you? If so, you’re in the right place! Did you know that the body has an instinctive need to heal itself? It just needs guidance on how to get there. That’s where I come in. Since 2018 I’ve specialized in orthopedic and sports physical therapy for overall wellness, prevention and rehab injuries as well as strengthening and maintaining optimal health.

My own experience as a college-level athlete with 5 knee injuries developed into an enthusiasm and passion for working with others to heal their bodies in a way that fulfills their preferred lifestyle. It also allows me to empathize with patients to meet them where they’re at—whether they’re playing competitively on club teams, in high school or college, are elite-level athletes or simply just trying to get or stay fit.

I have the patience and desire to answer questions with time intentionally built into sessions to better understand patient goals. I also focus on education to explain why we’re doing what we’re doing and how it contributes to the process of growth and healing.

Lastly, I understand that therapy goes beyond the physical body and extends to our mental, emotional and physiological functions. It’s not uncommon for patients to experience a response release during sessions and I encourage everyone to feel unrestricted in this area, it will influence your overall wellness.

 

 

Education

Certifications

2018

Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey

2015

University Of Mary Washington

2018

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Bachelors degree in Biology

 

Division III women’s basketball player and team captain for 4 years

 

NSCA All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year  2014-2015

Claire completed 3 separate strength and conditioning internships outside of her clinicals during physical therapy school. One at division I Stony Brook University and two at alma mater The University of Mary Washington.

 

She developed an educational and training 6 week program targeted towards youth athletes to reduce risk of injury and improve athletic performance while in graduate school in New Jersey. 

LSVT BIG Certified

2018

Claire was the sole neurology/movement disorder provider for her company in San Diego. She was very involved in the Parkinson's community and has treated patients with chronic neurological conditions for 3 years.

2011

The Peddie School

2010 ESPN National High School Invitational Girls Basketball Champions

2010 State Prep School Girls Basketball Champions

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Josh Bowes

Josh Bowes is an ISSA Certified Nutritionist and Tactical Conditioning Specialist who specializes in the athlete and active individual. He enjoys all things related to nutrition and creating healthy lifestyles free of fads and bland foods.  After having a registered dietician myself back in 2014, I quickly dove into the world of nutrition and have been fine tuning my own personal skills since. 

 

Since 2014 I have attempted diets such as the Ketogenic diet for the better of 2 years, to the opposite side by eating anything I want as long as it would fit my “macros.”  I currently have found the best and most maintainable guideline is to stick with whole, minimally processed foods, while achieving daily targeted macronutrient and caloric goals.  This way of eating will develop both knowledge of whole foods while also making you a beast in the kitchen. 

 

Based off of an initial evaluation and food log, Josh builds weekly nutrition programming based on the clients' physical and nutritional goals and needs. Weekly check-ins are conducted over the phone to make sure clients are staying on track and the program is continuously fitting their needs.