PTA, MT, AT-Retired, Level 2 Certified Foundation Training Instructor
Dawn is a 1994 graduate of the University of Mary with a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training and Biology. She is also a 2013 graduate of Kent State University – Ashtabula with an Associate’s Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She is licensed in the State of Michigan as a Physical Therapist Assistant and Massage Therapist and is a Retired Athletic Trainer.
She has been working in the Physical Therapy/Bodywork field for 20+ years including areas of Chronic Pain, Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Rehabilitation, and Pediatrics. She has trained in a variety of manual therapy techniques with her emphasis on Structural Integration (Rolfing®), Fascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Reflexology, and Deep Tissue Fascial Release. She is an Advanced Structural Integration Practitioner of the Ida P. Rolf Method from the Guild for Structural Integration and has studied the John Upledger Method for Craniosacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute. She is a Level 2 Certified Foundation Training Instructor and has trained with the Founder Dr. Eric Goodman.
Throughout her career her focus has been on understanding body mechanics and how the body moves and functions. She then incorporates that knowledge to find the best treatment strategy for her clients. Her treatments include postural assessment, movement analysis, manual therapy techniques and client education. Her ultimate goal is to help educate her clients on effective methods of improving how their body moves and functions helping to reduce injury and improving overall quality of life.
“Improper mechanics can cause excessive stress to be placed on other areas of the body resulting break down of tissue and/or compensatory movements leading to injury.”
– Dr. Eric Goodman