I am a Physical Therapist with over 35 years of work experience, licensed in the State of Montana. I graduated from the Rudolph Klapp School of Physical Therapy at the University of Marburg, Germany (down below the Marburg Castle in the photo to the right).
Over the course of my professional career I advanced from staff PT to Senior PT in a chronic pain program, which I helped to develop. Later I became Director of Rehabilitation in a Long Term Care Facility with a Head Trauma Rehabilitation program. After taking my first class in CranioSacral Therapy in 1999, I opened my own private practice, which gradually evolved from PT into a Holistic Health practice based on light touch body work.
My primary treatment method is CranioSacral Therapy (CST), as taught by the Upledger Institute International (UII). My CST training with the UII began in 1999 and includes:
- CST 1
- CST 2
- Somato-Emotional Release (SER) 1
- SER 2
- Advanced 1
- Advanced 2
- Advanced 3
- Bioaquatics Advanced
- Equine CST
- Therapeutic Imagery and Dialogue
- Clinical Applications CST-SER
- The Brain Speaks 1
- Healing From The Core - Continuum Movement
- CST Mentorship Program, receiving one-on-one mentoring from a UII teacher.
- and there is more to come every year!
I am a Techniques and Diplomate Certified CranioSacral Therapist, a Certified Teaching Assistant, and a Study Group Leader with the UII.
I organize and lead the only annual 4 day SER study group retreat in the US, which takes place in Boulder Hot Springs, Montana, in May.
I am UII approved to present a 6 hour introduction to CranioSacral Therapy called Share Care. By taking a Share Care class, participants become qualified to use some basic CST evaluation and treatment techniques to work on family and friends. Upon request, I present Share Care classes in my office for small groups from 2 to 6 participants.
I also have training through the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators (IAHE) in:
- Lymph Drainage Therapy to level 3
- Visceral Manipulation 1A and B.
Aside from the UII, I received formal training in energy work as Therapeutic Touch, to level 3, through the Carroll College Nursing Program.
I began my light touch manual therapy training in 1990 with Myofascial Release taught by John Barnes.