About Our Team:

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Amy J. Zipp, MS OT/L

  • Master of Occupational Therapy 

  • SFMA Level 1 & 2

  • FMS Level 1 & 2

  • Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute Teaching Assistant

  • BASI Comprehensive Pilates Instructor

  • Annual Guest Lecturer & cadaver lab clinical liaison @ UC Davis School of Nursing PA/NP program

 

 

Amy graduated in 2005 with a Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Boston University. She has experience ranging from participation in elite sports, coaching at the youth, collegiate & semi-professional levels, as well as program design for rehabilitation & participation in research studies. She is passionate about “bridging the gap” between the fitness & rehabilitation worlds for clients, coaches, physicians, other rehabilitation professionals & mental health counselors. She has extensive experience ranging from fire department training programs to training during the peri-partum period. It is especially important to Amy to balance an individual’s health across the life span, not just the single body area they might be initially addressing. Amy is grateful to be living in Northern California with access to so many outdoor trails & other adventures with her family & friends.

 
 
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Kirsten Carmichael, DPT, CSCS

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy 

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • ImPACT Trained Concussion Physical Therapist

  • SFMA Level 1 and FMS Level 1 Certified

  • SFG Kettlebell II

  • MFDc (Myofascial Decompression Certified)

Kirsten graduated as a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Samuel Merritt University in 2010. She always knew she wanted to work in sports after being sidelined by a volleyball and softball shoulder injury in college. She began her career in San Jose working for the SF Giants and 49ers team doctor treating professional, collegiate, and a variety of different athletes across all age groups . She also worked in a D1 training room returning athletes from all sports back to play. She has a passion for strength and conditioning and met Craig Valentine (owner of Loomis Kettlebell where Next Level is housed) to train for her StrongFirst kettlebell certification. When she’s not working she enjoys fishing, camping, and hiking with her husband, son, and dog.