Brendan is a Certified Rolfer® Structural Integrator and Comprehensive Certified Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation Teacher – PMA®. In addition, he is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and Certified Massage Therapist.
Clinical experience includes physical therapy in orthopedics and manual therapy while living in Chicago after graduating from a Physical Therapist Assistant program in 2000. Upon moving to California in 2006, Brendan began working in integrative holistic health care. An opportunity to live in Denver came about and while living there, Brendan helped manage the Health and Safety Wellness Program at the Denver Fire Department (DFD) as an adjunct to Physical Therapy.
It was at this time that he found an interest in Pilates and attended certification teacher training through Polestar Pilates with focus on Comprehensive Pilates for Rehabilitation and Specialized Exercise Therapy. He decided to continue his education at the Doctor Ida Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in Boulder, CO. This helped to greatly expand upon his knowledge in manual therapy skills.
Brendan returned to Chicago in 2017, and focuses on applying Rolfing® Structural Integration, Movement Education and uses Pilates to help achieve balanced integrated bodies. Brendan has extensive knowledge of orthopedics, manual therapies, kinesiology, anatomy, and physiology.
“When we feel better and have less pain, we have more energy to participate fully in life. Then we begin to improve our relationships. We can have stronger sense of self, stronger families and build stronger communities. When we have a stronger community, we can develop a stronger society. It begins with an individual choice to improve health. Improving posture and the body language we use to express ourselves as well as moving gracefully without pain are critical to achieving our endeavors in life.”