Dr. Casey Murphy is a back and pelvic rehab specialist and the founder of Empower PT & Pilates. She believes there should be better access to GOOD healthcare that gets you REAL results and less turning people towards painkillers, injections, or surgeries which are only masking the problem.
Casey's a big believer that the body wants to thrive and feel it's best, it just needs to know how and be given the environment to do so, and that's where we come in. Here at Empower we teach you what causes those little aches and pains, how to prevent them, and how to take charge of your health and body again!
Alyssa is a pelvic and orthopedic rehab specialist. She provides a holistic approach to care and strives to find the root cause in order to help clients achieve their life-long goals. She believes in the power of movement and hands on treatment to help you become symptom free and prevent further injury, aches, and pains. She educates and empowers others to improve their overall health and provides clients with personalized tools to be successful in their daily lives.
As a former dancer, she knows the power of “movement as medicine” and this is what ultimately drove her to pursue a career as a physical therapist. Alyssa earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Pacific University in Oregon. In her free time, she loves to spend time exploring the outdoors and traveling to new places.
Karena O’Rourke is a certified Pilates Instructor and Personal Trainer. She has a degree in Physical Therapy from Ireland that helps her to understand how to use the best exercises available for what the client needs. Karena enjoys teaching you how to move better using the equipment in the studio or body weight exercises. She can work with any level of fitness or ability. Her goal is to find your goal and work towards achieving it.
Empowering you to be more mindful of how you move both while you are working out and during the day is what really makes the difference in your body. Posture plays an important role in the strength of our muscles. We need balance in our muscles to allow our joints to be healthy. She likes to be the voice in your head reminding you of how you move and hold yourself. “Health is wealth” is a motto she believes in.
Arielle is a Certified Pilates and Yoga Instructor, as well as a lifelong dancer. Pilates, specifically, has had a special place in her heart for the past five years because it has given her the exact tools that she needed to rehabilitate her own lower back injury. Arielle knows what it is like to live with an injury, or chronic pain, that prevents you from living your best life and doing the activities that you love most.
And while she knows there's no one-size-fits-all method, she strongly believes that having a personalized Pilates practice is key to living to your fullest potential! Arielle wants to help you feel stronger, move freely, and live without pain! With her high attention to detail, she will work with you to identify habits and create new ones, as she believes in the power of routine and continued practice.
At my core I am a social butterfly. There’s nothing that makes me feel more fulfilled, happy, or excited than learning about others and helping them in any way I can. I am here to listen to and understand your particular wants and needs, and seamlessly align you with our staff so that we can provide the expert care that will help you live a life that makes you happiest. I think everyone deserves to live their life to the fullest and look forward to helping every client achieve their goals.