For twenty years, I have specialized in slow-motion, non-force adjustments for the treatment and relief of structural imbalances throughout the body, focusing on facial, cranial, spinal and pelvic pain.
Before choosing a career in manual therapy, my ten years of experience in ceramic arts, sculpture, and stone masonry strengthened my focus and trained my hands as a perfect preparation for working with the human structure and nervous system.
My work is also influenced by more than 20 years of study and practice in the internal movement arts of Chi Gung and Tai Chi Chuan. Both emphasize the same slow biomechanical precision and a calm fluidity in motion that are hallmarks of CranioSacral Therapy.
I credit the effectiveness of my work to my studies in the CranioSacral Therapy of Dr. John Upledger, and Dynamic Manual Interface, the work of Frank Lowen, LMT. Training in techniques to facilitate circulation through the organs, including Lymphatics, has been a great complement to my work, allowing me to treat myofascial patterns and joint restrictions much more effectively.
Since 2012, I have been coached in Z-Health recovery and integration movement by my friend and colleague Dr. Kevin Teagle. This has deepened my kinesthetic awareness of biomechanics, greatly improving the effectiveness of my work with my patients.
I feel fortunate to live in Grants Pass, Oregon with my wife and children. Together we enjoy camping, hiking, skiing and paddling in the beautiful mountains, lakes and rivers of Southern Oregon and Northern California.