Nancy is a pediatric physical therapist, post-graduate student, aspiring researcher, and trail runner living and working in Colorado. When she is not working, studying, or spending time on the trails, Nancy enjoys traveling to spend time with family and friends, snuggling with her kitties and pup, planning life adventures, and finding the best coffee and pastry shops wherever her travels take her.
Nancy was diagnosed with hip dysplasia in 2014. She has undergone multiple surgical procedures to improve her hip pain and function including, labral repairs, periacetabular osteotomies, derotational femoral osteotomies, and labral reconstructions in addition to embracing non-operative mangement strategies as well.
Nancy’s favorite Miles4Hips are found on trails. She has run nearly 40 marathons and ultra-marathons and appreciates the fact that trail running is a sport where it’s cool to bring your own assistive device (aka her trusty hiking poles…or sometimes even her crutches!) Even though she is not as fast as she used to be and has to spend WAY more time strengthening and cross-training than she’d prefer to keep her hips spry, she is always on the quest to challenge herself physically and mentally, and enjoys using her adventures to raise awareness and support for hip dysplasia.
To hear more about Nancy’s experiences running with hip dysplasia, her research related to hip dysplasia, or the Miles4Hips journey, read her Bear 100/Original Miles4Hips event blog or listen to her podcast interviews at: