Meet Your Therapist

What a thrill seeing you here!

At this point, you’ve probably already learned quite a bit about me. If not, please keep browsing my pages and articles to find out what drove me to manual therapy, and why Fascial Counterstrain is my favorite manual therapy modality.

As I welcome patients, I feel an enormous sense of duty, but I also feel privileged to be entrusted with their hopes for a pain-free life. It keeps me energized, ever in the pursuit of an evolving education. Here are some of my credentials:

  • B.S. Exercise Science and Sports Studies
  • LMT MA 60192810
  • Mastery in Fascial Counterstrain through the Counterstrain Academy
  • Proficient in Jones Strain-Counterstrain through the Jones Institute
  • Neurosomatic Educators – Posturologist, Somatic Therapist
  • National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Body Work (NCBTMB) – NCTMB
  • International Cupping Therapy Association (ICTA) – Cupping therapist
  • Member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
  • Nationals Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) – CSCS
  • Resistance Training Institute – RTS®
  • Kettlebell Concepts (KBC) – Master Instructor
  • United States Weightlifting Association (USAW) – Weightlifting Coach, Sports Performance
  • American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists (AASDN) – Nutrition Specialist
  • Pre/Post Natal Fitness.

In addition, I’ve completed multiple dissection and anatomy courses, completed multiple athletic labs and camps, and taken many independent courses on nutrition, behavior, and other healing modalities.

Now, had you asked me in early 2003 if I ever imagined myself doing what I’m doing now, my answer would’ve been a resound No!

After all, I was running a successful strength and conditioning practice, helping people discover the joys of physical fitness, and the freedom of moving with skill. I had a sizable list of loyal clients, and I also enjoyed respect and recognition.

But there’s this thirst inside all of us. It’s the unquenchable thirst for answers when what we thought to be effective for everyone, fails and frustrates many. It’s that feeling that keeps us awake when what we accepted as fact crumbles under the scrutiny of those breaking new ground, finding solutions where none was believed possible.

This is what inadvertently drove me to where I am right now. It’s also what keeps me restless and eager to explore aspects considered irrelevant by the mainstream. It never ceases to amaze me how many missing pieces of the puzzle I’ve found there. For that, I’m immensely grateful.

My commitment continues. I’ll never stop exploring, questioning, learning, unlearning, and relearning. Every day brings a new aspect and I’m more than happy to make it useful in my mission to help you live a fit and pain-free life.

Thank you for enriching my life.

Coach Izzy

Author, Pain Therapist
Strength Coach, Speaker, and Educator
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