Hi there, I am happy to see you here.
My name is Zohreh and I am a physical therapist with over twenty years of experience. Since I specialized in lymphedema therapy seven years ago, I have been mainly working with people who have been suffering from lymphedema as a consequence of their cancer and the treatments they received. Working with these wonderful people and looking back to my past experiences of working with others who suffered from other types of major medical conditions, I realized the effects are far beyond the physical ones. The emotional involvement is universal. The struggle to make sense of what has happened and why it did, is something on everyone’s mind. The intent to find out how to make lifestyle changes to improve health and the odds of not just surviving but thriving on an otherwise devastating medical condition is in everyone’s heart. All these realizations were neatly aligned with my personal experiences with breast cancer. I realized I was not the only one who felt an urge to dig deep to find out what part of my lifestyle placed me on the road to get cancer and what kind of changes I need to make to lead a healthier life.
As a physical therapist and lymphedema specialist, I am trained to heal the physical impairment of illnesses but that is not enough in terms of the extent of human experience with illnesses. Healing is not unidimensional. Realizing this void, I became interested in the field of Health Coaching which is an integrative approach to human health and wellness considering all aspects of a human being from physical to emotional to spiritual. I completed my education and training as a Woman’s Health Coach to bridge that gap.
I have been using my health coaching skills in my physical therapy practice very successfully however I felt a need to offer it as a free-standing service and here I am, offering you my services as a Health Coach. Healing takes time and requires support, I will be honored to be part of your support system.