Dr. Holt obtained her Doctorate in Science degree in 2000 from Loma Linda University, CA. Prior to this, she received her Bachelors’ Degree in Physiology, from Oklahoma State University, a second Bachelors degree in Biology with a Physical Therapy tract from Barry University in Florida, and Masters in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University, CA.
During her years of clinical experience, she has focused mostly on orthopedic and sports patient populations with specialization in manual therapy, upper extremity dysfunction, sports injuries, chronic pain, and functional restoration.
Dr. Holt received additional training in Strength and Conditioning as well as lower quarter Biomechanics. She participated in Athletic Training internships with the US World Cup Soccer team, and other local high school and college sports teams. Dr. Holt also volunteered with USA Wrestling.
In this past decade, Dr. Holt began to realize that recent changes in the health care environment require a shift in paradigm of how practitioners approach and deliver medicine. It must be delivered to the best of the practitioner’s ability within a limited time-frame as the health care environment often dictates and, it must encompass the ability to lead others to choose their own destiny with the potential and inner passion they possess. Ultimately, the desire to improve must also come from within the client or patient.
In her search to find additional ways to help integrate this concept more formally into her practice, Dr. Holt earned her Certification as a Professional Coach through the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) in 2016. This helped her create a new outlet to help people. Additionally, in September 2019, Dr. Holt completed a 30-week Church Counseling Program at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. She has also recently completed her certification as a Functional Medicine Health Coach from the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy (FMCA), affiliated with the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM).
Dr. Holt founded the Integrative Core Energy (ICE) Network with the support of several colleagues in 2015. The Network now includes a variety of professionals and coaches who are dedicated to partnering with others who desire to make extraordinary and sustainable changes in their lives. This includes patient populations suffering from injury, individuals trying to achieve their fitness goals, those who find themselves in transition or seeking more passion and purpose, and all individuals desiring to live healthier, more balanced lives. While Dr. Holt still practices clinically, she has shifted her career focus to Health and Wellness.
Dr. Holt has been very active in humanitarian work since 2007 including assisting underserved populations in the United States as well as in Rwanda, Africa. She is excited to work with The Integrated Core Energy (ICE) Network because it provides the opportunity to partner with individuals and groups for the purpose of personal development as well as impacting others on a global level.