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I'm an athletic performance manual therapist with over 8 years experience at the professional sports level (NBA, MLB, NFL, and other elite sports). My focus is on injury prevention, sports recovery, sports performance enhancement, and treatment for acute and chronic pain. I office in San Antonio, TX but , also work out-of-office. In addition to athletes, I work with complicated conditions such as stroke, Meniers and Parkinson's disease. Through movement assessments, muscle testing, and motion analysis, I identify root causes of "energy leakages" and dysfunctional kinetic patterns and treat these with advanced techniques followed by functional movement and strengthening.
By using a clinical reasoning process that considers the interplay of movement and stability throughout your body, I identify and correct the actual drivers of problems as opposed to just treating a symptoms or chasing pain. My therapy goal is on balancing the entire body to optimize human performance and to identify asymmetries before they become injuries. By increasing muscle stability and muscular strength, mobility increases. Strength is paramount in every part of the body's kinetic chain. If one component is not working well, then it can compromise movement integrity in other areas of the body. Proper biomechanics involves muscles, tendons and ligaments being not only symmetrical, but multi-directional in strength and stability.
For every healthcare provider, a thorough knowledge of the location and understanding interrelationship of the body's structures is essential. I have learned that effective performance therapy consists of any and all techniques that might best serve the needs of my clients / athletes / dancers. This understanding has lead me to additional hundreds and hundreds of hours every year in continuing education, trainings, case study work, scientific research and certifications in techniques such as Clinical Kinesiology, Integrated Manual Orthopedic Therapy, Myoskeletal Alignment Therapist, Kinesio Taping Practitioner, National Academy of Sports Medicine - CPT, and Muscle Activation Specialist and Certified Jumpstart Trainer ...and currently working on my MAT® Masters.
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CREDENTIALS RECEIVED BY DFD MASSAGE THERAPIST - STATE OF TX - LIC # MT122327 ORTHOPEDIC MASSAGE - CERT # OM-000369 NASM CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER - CERT # 1190390510 CERTIFIED KINESIO TAPING PRACTITIONER CERTIFIED SPECIALIST IN MUSCLE ACTIVATION TECHNIQUES - CERT # B17-0941 MUSCLE ACTIVATION TECHNIQUES JUMPSTART CERTIFIED TRAINER - CERT # 785 AMERICAN RED CROSS ADULT FIRST AID/CPR/AED ACE MEDICUPPING THERAPY CERTIFIED MYOSKELETAL THERAPIST - MYOSKELETAL TECHNIQUES UPPER BODY SPECIALIST CERTIFIED MYOSKELETAL THERAPIST - MYOSKELETAL TECHNIQUES LOWER BODY SPECIALIST CERTIFIED MYOSKELETAL THERAPIST - MYOSKELETAL TECHNIQUES POSTURE & PAIN SPECIALIST MEMBER OF AMERICAN MEDICAL MASSAGE ASSOCIATION MEMBER OF AMERICAN MANUAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATION MEMBER OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE LIABILITY INSURANCE All documents are on file.