professional credentials - training

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, University of California, San Francisco/San Francisco State University, 2011. Clinical Training: Low back pain, chronic pain, arthritis, joint replacements, post-surgery, scoliosis, neurological disorders (Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Poor Aging, Poor Balance), Gait Training, Sports Performance

  • Renown Kaiser Permanent Residency in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF): Hands-on technique that retrains breathing, postural, and movement patterns. 

  • Certified to teach Pilates: All levels and all apparatus

  • Certified to teach Hatha, Yin, Therapeutic, & Acupressure Yoga Styles. Studied/Practiced Extensively Iyengar, Kripalu, Bikram, Integral, Kudalini, Anusara, Vinyasa, and Ashtanga Yoga Styles

  • Certified in Fitness Training and Coaching Runners

  • Formal Meditation Training: Zen, Vipassana, Berkeley Psychic Institute Running Energy, HeartMath, Biofeedback, Method Acting Techniques

  • ChiRunning Six-Month Marathon Training Program; Running Model on ChiRunning Video

Professional Credentials - experience

  • teaching lifestyle medicine since 1991: 

    • Yoga: Private and Group Classes
      • Club Sport, San Ramon, Oakwood Athletic Club, A Body of Work Integrated Fitness Studio, Embarcadero YMCA
    • Pilates: Privates and Group Training
      • San Francisco Cast of Phantom of the Opera, Walnut Creek Aquanuts Synchronized  Swim Team, A Body of Work Integrated Fitness Studio, 
    • Core Conditioning for Athletic Performance (run, swim, bike, ski, roller blade, surf, hike, climb)
      • Team in Training, San Francisco/Marin Chapter, Club Sport, San Ramon, Oakwood Athletic Club, Dolphin Swimming and Rowing Club, 
    • Rehabilitation for Chronic and Acute Conditions: 
      • St Francis Dance Medicine Center, UCSF Physical Therapy Faculty Practice, My Own Private Physical Therapy Practice