When it comes to finding the right help and to give you the results you'd like to achieve, we'd like to introduce you to the experts that work out of the Seattle Center for Structural Medicine:
As a Structural Medicine Specialist, Bowenwork Practitioner, Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand therapist, Kelly uses her skills as a manual therapist and ergonomist to address the postural components that contribute to pain and dysfunction. She addresses not only the structural issues that may be present, but also ergonomic factors and the relationship of stress and its impact on the body's nervous system.
Through body awareness techniques, education on self-care, nutrition, movement, and exercise, Kelly focuses on the multifaceted, multilayered components that lead to greater health and wellness. Her primary goal is to empower her clients to learn and practice a balanced lifestyle that supports health and well being.
Kelly graduated from Colorado State University’s school of Occupational Therapy in 1987. She completed her sub-specialty training in Hand Therapy and became certified in 1994. In 2006, she received her Bowenwork certification through the Bowen Academy of Australia, where she recently completed her Instructor training. In 2011, she completed her three year training in Structural Medicine through the Institute of Structural Medicine™ and is currently teaching ongoing Structural Medicine courses through the Institute. She is also a recent graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition where she received her certification in holistic health counseling. Kelly is also on clinical faculty with the University of Washington’s rehabilitation department.
Barbara is an observer of movement. Whether it's during a GYROTONIC® session with a client or out in the world at large, she's looking at the energetic pathways, the freedom and flow of the movement.
Since 1996 she has been teaching and watching movement and fitness students in the water and on land. Her students have ranged from teens to folks in their 90s, from free and happy movers to those in pain or disabled by disease or accidents. She enjoys helping clients appreciate their own movement potential, say good bye to unhelpful patterns and have fun while learning.
While her work with clients focuses on teaching GYROTONIC® exercise, she relies on past teaching experiences: water exercise, Pilates, stretch and strengthening classes plus 1001 ways to move with a ball. She has a commitment to continuing education and self study and has completed course work in GYROTONIC® golf and therapeutic applications and in GYROTONIC® specialized equipment and regularly studies with GYROTONIC® master trainers. Above all, her clients have repeatedly proven themselves to be the most profound teachers.
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Education: Occupational Therapy Degree from the University of Puget Sound 1990. Certification for Hand Therapy in 2005. In July 2014 she graduated from the Institute of Structural Medicine and is a Structural Medicine Specialist.
Erin initially began her career in Occupational Therapy in a large hospital setting working in rehabilitation. She quickly moved into hand and upper extremity rehabilitation for treatment to people recovering from surgery and acute injury. She applies continuing education skills and has a particular interest in the concepts of movement impairment. In the last 5 years she has been delighted to embrace a paradigm that is based on the intricate balance of fascia.
Erin has a passion for movement. She has a history as a dancer and was a Ballet Major at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She continues her love of motion through exercise from yoga, running, swimming or an occasional dance class. She uses her history of dance, Occupational Therapy, and Structural Medicine to help her clients throughout their rehabilitation experience.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Washington (1996) and Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of the Pacific (1999).
EXPERIENCE: Eunice is excited to join the team at the Seattle Center for Structural Medicine. She brings to SCFSM over 15 years of clinical experience in the following settings: outpatient and inpatient orthopedics, sports medicine, acute care and rehabilitation, skilled nursing, hand therapy, industrial rehabilitation, and home health care. She has received additional certifications in Bowenwork®, ASTYM®, weight training, and as an ergonomics specialist and also uses postural and gait education, nutrition, Muscle Energy Techniques as well as Kinesio Taping® Methods in her practice. Eunice has evolved her clinical practice to focus on the whole person and to educate each of her clients on their condition so that they can take an active and meaningful role in their own health and recovery.
OTHER PASSIONS: Eunice is also a professional photographer, an avid community volunteer and enjoys spending time talking, eating and laughing with her large family and friends.
Carol has extensive training in the principles of manual medicine including visceral manipulation, cranial-sacral therapy, muscle energy technique, positional release, and functional technique/indirect myo-fascial release. She holds certifications in Dynamic Manual Interface/Lowen Systems and Manual Ligament Therapy, as well as Neuro-Development Technique for pediatrics. Carol is grateful to those who have significantly influenced her work, including Frank Lowen, LMP, Jean-Pierre Barral, D.O. and teachers at the Barral Institute, Ed Stiles, D.O., teachers at the URSA Foundation, the Upledger Institute, and Arik Gohl, LMP.
Based on a solid foundation in the bio-mechanics of movement, walking, and posture, Carol’s work addresses the underlying holding patterns, both physical and energetic, that can influence everyday activities and contribute to pain. By focusing on what the body is itself trying to correct, Carol is able to work toward healing with very little external force. While this approach is gentle, the resulting changes are often global in that all systems of the body (musculo-skeletal, as well as circulation, endocrine, immune, and lymphatic flow) are positively affected.
During your first visit, Carol will discuss your concerns as well as your goals for therapy. After a gentle head-to-toe assessment to determine the issues affecting your well-being, Carol will offer a personalized program to address your needs. In addition to her unique manual therapy approach, as a physical therapist Carol will develop an individualized home exercise program and will determine the benefit of using aids such as orthotics, taping, or splinting. As you proceed through your therapy, Carol will regularly assess your progress in order to ensure that your therapy is in alignment with your overall goals. This integrated approach helps ensure long-term results.
In her practice, Carol has treated a wide variety of concerns including sports injuries, motor vehicle trauma, digestive and urinary issues, as well as chronic pain. The attention she brings to your care is a personal as well as a professional concern. In 2003 Carol was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. As a result of this experience, she has a very personal understanding of how years of pain and disability can affect one’s life, and she knows that regaining health requires a multi-faceted approach. With that personal understanding at the heart of her practice, Carol is happy to be a part of the team bringing vitality back to your life.
Carol received her Physical Therapy degree from the University of Minnesota in 1979. In her early career she worked as a pediatric physical therapist. After working in Malawi, Africa, she was motivated to earn a Masters in Public Health at the University of Michigan, graduating in 1989. Carol worked in international public health for 2 years after which she returned to providing direct services as a physical therapist in Seattle.
For more information on Carol’s practice, please see her website: www.wholisticphysicaltherapy.net (coming soon!)
Wholistic Physical Therapy
Tiffany completed her training at the Institute of Structural Medicine with founder Donna Bajelis, PT, CHP, SMS in 2006. She has worked in the field full time since her graduation and continues to enjoy the dynamic relationship between structure and movement and the effects to that relationship through Structural Medicine, as though the work were new.
As well as addressing chronic and acute musculoskeletal disorders through myofascial manipulation, she also employs movement re-education in order to take the session home with you, so that as the body unravels into new shapes and available movement, the space is utilized and expressed. She is passionate about "bridging the gap," between alternative medicine and allopathic treatments which is congruent with the Institute of Structural Medicine's motto, and to this end is working on completing her Bachelors of Science as a pre-med major.
DeAnn Laube, BSN, LMP, NTP, PBP
DeAnn is a Bowenwork Therapist, Nutritionist, and Natural Food Chef who has a passion for helping people live more healthy vibrant lives. She first discovered Bowenwork over a decade ago, after a bad car accident that left her in debilitating pain. Discouraged from experiencing little results with traditional therapies, she was introduced to Bowenwork which completely transformed her healing process. Today, DeAnn is passionate about helping others along their healing journey. She approaches health and wellness from the vitalistic perspective that our bodies have an innate inner wisdom to heal. Using a "whole body" approach with Bowenwork and Nutriton Therapy, DeAnn helps her clients find balance, release pain, and truly heal.
DeAnn has had amazing success using Bowenwork to help her clients reduce chronic pain, recover from car accidents and acute injuries, release trauma, balance hormones, enhance fertility and quiet inflammation. Bownework has a profound effect on balancing all systems of the body. Coupling her nutrition expertise with Bowenwork Therapy, DeAnn has also found Bowenwork techniques to be extremely beneficial in helping her clients improve digestive issues, ease heart burn, relieve constipation, calm gastrointestinal complaints, and gently assist the body in detoxification.
DeAnn takes a holistic approach to nutrition and believes that food is truly our best medicine. As a Nutritionist and Natural Food Chef, DeAnn is reminded daily of how important it is to nourish our body, mind and spirit with real, whole foods. She believes that food can be medicinal, while also being a wonderful source of joy, pleasure, and community. Nutrition has played a transformative role in enabling DeAnn to live a more vibrant, healthy life, and she is passionate about empowering her clients to take control of their own health through nutrition.
DeAnn Laube is a Licensed Massage Practitioner, and a Professional Bowenwork Practitioner certified through the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia (BTAA) and Bowenwork Academy USA (BAUSA). She is a Certified Nutritional Therapist, holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University, where she also trained as a Natural Food Chef, and has a Master Food Preservation Teaching Certificate. DeAnn has focused her studies on Visceral Therapy and Abdominal Massage to help her clients with digestive issues, while continuing to learn new techniques to bring the body into balance with certification courses in Craniosacral Therapy and QiGong through the Institute of QiGong and Integrative Medicine (IQIM).
In addition to her private practice, DeAnn is the Nutrition Educator at SCFSM, an Assistant Instructor for the Nutrition Therapy Association, and a Chef Instructor at Pacific Culinary Studio.
DeAnn's services include Bowenwork, Visceral and Abdominal Massage, Personalized Nutrition Consultations, Menu Planning, Private and Group Cooking Classes, In home Pantry Makeovers, and Grocery Shopping Tours.
For more information on her services or to schedule an appointment:
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As an occupational therapist and Reiki Master Practitioner, Jean is a firm believer in combining western and eastern medicine practices to help others reach their fullest potential in health and well being.
Jean graduated from University of Washington's occupational therapy program in 1996. She practiced occupational therapy in local hospitals and skilled nursing facilities where her areas of focus include acute rehabilitation, pain management, physical disabilities and psychology. Jean also gained extensive experience working at United Cerebral Palsy Residential Center where she learned about adaptive equipment, power wheelchairs, postural seating systems and community integration for her clients.
In 2005, Jean completed her Reiki Masters level training and attunement in the Usui and Tibetan traditions with Anne Devore, PhD in Seattle. Jean developed her home practice in 2007, offering Reiki andCraniosacral Therapy to clients, as well as, teaching classes in the community.
In 2011, Jean completed her Hospice Volunteer training through Evergreen Hospital where she provides Reiki to clients and advocates for quality end of life care.
Jean enjoys sharing her knowledge of energy medicine and Reiki with those open to exploring beyond the traditional boundaries of western medicine. She greatly values her foundation in occupational therapy and believes it has supported her in pursuing Reiki as a complimentary modality to create a more holistic approach to therapy.
In her free time, Jean enjoys yoga, gardening, art, music and camping with her two boys and husband.
Since beginning massage school in 2011, Rebecca has not ceased her scholarship of the healing arts. Her education includes formal study of chemistry, biological sciences, and eastern modalities. At Bastyr University, she received advanced instruction in human musculoskeletal anatomy and Chinese medicine, including tui-na, and acupressure. There, she also held a work-study position assisting the coordinator of Disability Support Services.
Under the mentorship of Kelly Clancy, OTR/L, Rebecca has extensively observed treatment sessions and attended specialized trainings in structural techniques, including treatment of upper quadrant repetitive stress injuries, and Manual Ligament Therapy. Rebecca is currently pursuing Bowenwork® Practitioner credentials through the Bowenwork Academy, USA under Clancy’s supervision.
Rebecca holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Cultural Studies and the Spanish language from The Evergreen State College. Additionally, she is a candidate to receive professional licenser as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant from Lake Washington Institute of Technology in 2016.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please visit www.fjordtherapeuticmassage.com.
Karen’s philosophy is to incorporate whole body treatments into her practice that allow her to apply both her science background as an Occupational Therapist, as well as her creative side, to guide clients through their recovery. While specializing in hand and upper extremity conditions, it became apparent that focusing on one body part was only successful with a certain percentage of clients. Therefore, as she assesses the whole person and individualizes treatment, she draws from a variety of skills. These include: manual therapy, postural re-education, customized home exercise programs, ergonomics, Bowenwork®, and pain reduction strategies. Giving clients the tools to maintain the benefits achieved in therapy is also an integral part of Karen’s treatment philosophy.
Karen has been practicing as an Occupational Therapist since 1999. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL and her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Governor’s State University in IL. She became a Certified Hand Therapist in 2005.
Jennifer acquired her Bachelor of Science in Biology (with an emphasis on Physiology) and Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of Washington. She is specialized in Structural Medicine (a four-year training program) and has used that knowledge to create self-release techniques. She is also a Bowenwork practitioner and trained in Kinesiotaping methods.
When addressing an issue (injury, pain, etc.), Jennifer strives to improve symptoms primarily through changing myofascial holding patterns and habits of movement. This change in holding patterns of the body can literally be viewed as “molding” the body into a more optimal structure for improved range of motion, alignment, nerve conduction, fluidity (blood-flow, lymph drainage, etc.) and efficiency in movement. Pain relief also tends to correlate with these improvements. To go about remolding the body from its current state, Jennifer manually treats the body and utilizes neuromuscular re-education to train a person to maintain and/or continuously improve his or her structure.
Jennifer strongly believes that the best outcome of treatment is with the participation of the client. Due to the nature of orthopedic problems, “treatment” should be done both in the clinic and outside of the clinic. Jennifer assesses each client’s activities and environments to produce a program that he or she will be able to independently follow and continuously work on their own structure. The ultimate goal is to not only improve function and pain, but to also leave the client with skills to prevent the same problem(s) that they arrived at the clinic with.
In “taking her own medicine,” Jennifer continuously looks at how she can balance her life and maintain/improve her health. This allows her to gain perspective to
better work with people from a variety of backgrounds. Jennifer loves to learn and take in as much as she can about almost any topic. Currently she enjoys hiking, visiting parks, traveling and spending time with her family. Jennifer will be adding more to this list as she brings her husband, son and dog along for the ride to explore, learn and live.