I began my professional career in the Public Education arena in New York State and in Arizona, providing PT to developmentally delayed and disabled children and adults. Additionally, working in Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Care, and Hospital Rehabilitation units that served Post Surgical and Traumatic Brain Injury clients allowed me to gain invaluable “hands on” experience with a wide variety of patients.
Early in my manual training, I realized the value of Osteopathic approach and manual techniques toward helping my clients achieve goals previously not attainable. This sparked my drive to study and improve my manual skills.
As my passion for this work grew, I started my private practice and today work with my wife at Let the Good In, now based in Portland, Oregon. This has allowed me to seek more opportunities to develop as a therapist, and deliver a synthesis of osteopathic manual therapy and traditional physical therapy techniques and to meet a wider variety of client needs.
At Let the Good In we truly believe in a “whole body approach” in all phases of practice. My manual therapy targets the body’s natural self corrective mechanisms, and encourage my clients to take an active role in supporting their general well being.
Sports have been a large part of my life including competing in Swimming, Baseball, and Volleyball since an early age. I achieved All American status as a swimmer and have worked with all levels of coaching swimming and stroke mechanics. I have successfully helped athletes in triathlons, volleyball, baseball, golf, and running, not only return to their sport but improve their efficiency and technique allowing them to perform at a higher level than before their injury. My wife and I also incorporate Yoga practice into our clients’ wellness programs. My passion for technique mechanics in all sports will benefit all athletes.
As an instructor for the Barral Institute I have enjoyed traveling to and working with students not only in North America, but in countries throughout Europe and South America as well as New Zealand and South Korea.
Osteopathic Manual Techniques:
– Advanced Visceral Manipulation
– Neural Manipulation-Cranial and Peripheral nerves
– Global Joint Treatment
– CranioSacral Therapy
– Advanced Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
Traditional Physical Therapy Techniques:
– Pediatric Developmentally Based Therapy
– Muscle Energy Techniques
– Joint Mobilization
– Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT)
– Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
– Certified and Registered Yoga Teacher
– Specializing in Hatha and Yoga Therapy