Tracy Beck graduated from Duquesne University in 1998 with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences, followed by a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy in 1999. After practicing in outpatient pediatrics and early intervention in the D.C. area for several years, she moved to south Louisiana and began working in outpatient orthopedics, treating adults and children with musculoskeletal issues. A move to Detroit found Tracy working closely with an orthopedic surgeon, treating people across the age spectrum for pre- and post-operative care, as well as non-surgical management of orthopedic issues. Her time in Cleveland has added wellness for athletes and treatment of sports-related issues to her knowledge base, resulting in the creation of Connected Physical Therapy and Wellness.
Tracy has completed extensive continuing education in manual therapy techniques for the spine through the University of St. Augustine, myofascial work through Anatomy Trains, shoulder treatment through Partridge Seminars, and foot mechanics and orthotics prescription. She has completed the highest level of training available in Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT) from Superspine, Inc, and she is certified in Level 1 Fascial Movement Taping through RockTape. She is a certified Weightlifting and Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting and a Certified Level 2 Advanced IASTM Practitioner (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) through HawkGrips . Her work with the Stretch to Win Institute has resulted in certifications as a Level 3 Medical Certified Fascial Stretch Specialist and LifeStretch Instructor. Additionally, Tracy has worked as a Teaching Assistant for Fascial Stretch Therapy courses with the Stretch to Win Institute. Her favorite challenge is combining a variety of techniques into the right formula to help a client achieve wellness.
Tracy currently lives in suburban Cleveland with her husband and 2 children.
Photo of Tracy by Jenna Hunger.