Meredith is a board certified and FL licensed Physical Therapist with specialty areas in orthopedics, scoliosis & postural dysfunction, vestibular & balance rehabilitation, and yoga therapy. She is an advanced certified therapist (C2) in the Schroth Method for Scoliosis though the Barcelona School of Physical Therapy for Scoliosis (BSPTS) under the wise guidance of Dr. Manuel Rigo, and is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). With her background in Neuroscience and Psychology from Vanderbilt University, she has always had a passion for mind and body integration.
Meredith is the owner and director of Kioko, LLC, a small, boutique private practice in South Florida. Kioko , a Japanese name meaning “mirror” as well as “meets the world with happiness” is exactly how Meredith approaches life and problems. By embracing the problem, issue, or task at hand, she is able to more fully understand it inside and out, which is exactly how she approaches her client’s issues and gets the exceptionally positive outcomes in such an efficient way.
Meredith works one on one with clients, seamlessly blending the worlds of Physical Therapy with the wisdom of Yoga for a truly individualized, prescriptive and whole body approach. Her unique approach leads to exceptionally effective outcomes. While she loves working with clients of all needs, she has a particular love for postural restoration using the Schroth Method and BSPTS approach. Her integrative approach is refreshing, inspiring, efficient and effective.
Because of her expertise and engaging teaching style, Meredith is a highly sought after teacher of Anatomy and Physiology for numerous yoga teacher trainer (YTT) programs throughout the United States. She also facilitates Physical and Yoga Therapy workshops that specialize on the integration of the Schroth Method for scoliosis with yoga in the safest way to help students, clinicians and teachers evolve in their approach with clients with postural dysfunction.
Meredith graduated with her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Georgia in 1998. She has worked in outpatient orthopedics her entire career, and ran the outpatient Balance and Vestibular Program at Boca Raton Regional Hospital for nearly 12 years before going into private practice. She has been a lifelong practitioner of yoga, and is a 500 hr Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher and E-RYT having earned her advanced RYT from Rod Stryker in the ParaYoga tradition.
Meredith can be found working with clients in either her loft-style clinic in Boca Raton, FL, or seeing them at their home. She is a featured writer for mannabliss.com, writing articles that integrate the wisdom of yoga with western medicine and physical therapy to keep our bodies, minds and hearts in balance.
In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, exploring nature from sea to mountains. She is an avid runner, paddle boarder and photographer, and aspires for her family and peers to love life as much as she does with a keen sense of purpose, balance and light.