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my story

I specialize in working with pain issues, injury and post surgical rehabilitation, as well as performance enhancement.  My training includes over 20 years of clinical experience as a certified massage therapist, 4,000+ hours of advanced training, and advanced certification in the most cutting edge soft tissue and neurological treatment techniques. I have worked with top athletes such as professional major league baseball player, Jayson Werth, professional cyclist, Paul Solon, and NCAA track athletes, Brianna Stuart and Vashti Thomas. Besides that, I also worked on the field as the “physio” for the Gaelic football team, the Ulster who finished first in the North American Championship.

I am a dedicated student of the human body, and continue to add to my self-directed “PhD” in bodywork.  My curriculum vitae includes a full body certification in Active Release Technique (ART), Level 3 certification in Neurokinetic Technique (NKT), advanced certification in Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR), and Masters of Science, Summa Cum Laude, in Rehabilitation Science from the California University of Pennsylvania (May 2014).  Additionally, I teach Sports Injury and Functional Anatomy at the Institute of Conscious Bodywork and teach my own anatomy tutorials for bodyworkers, physical therapists, and many of health and wellness professionals.  I continue to expand my knowledge and refine mu bodywork practice with an already full curriculum of continuing education planned for the next year.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Specialities
  • Pain Issues: Shoulder, Neck, Back, Knee, Hip, Ankle, Foot, Hand wrist/carpal tunnel
  • Injury
  • Shin Splints
  • IT band
  • Patellofemoral
  • ACLs
  • Meniscus
  • Nerve Entrapment
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation: hip replacement/reconstruction, knee, *reconstruction from breast cancer, knee replacements, tissue and neural work in general
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Training Recovery
  • Biomechanic Analysis- Compensation patterns
  • Active Release Technique

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Full-body certification in Active Release Technique (ART)
  • Functional Range Release Practitioner (FR) (branched off of ART)
  • Level 3 certification in Neurokinetic Technique (NKT)
  • Advanced certification in Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR)
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment Practitioner (SFMA)
  • Level 2 certified Functional Movement Systems Professional (FMS)
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) Certified Exercise Trainer (levels 1 & 2)
  • Structural Integration

Favorite quote 

"Anyone wishing to study medicine must master the art of massage."          - Hippocrates

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