I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Certified Sports Nutritionist from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (CISSN). All of that basically makes this a one-stop shop for all the things you will need to improve fitness, rehab injuries, improve nutrition and to improve your coolness quotient to a newer bracket. Members-only jackets will be provided.
My background and experience make me well-adept at working with any individual who wants to achieve improved fitness and function while minimizing the risk of injury while doing so. I know when to work around injuries and when to work them to help improve them. I have worked with many individuals who were able to achieve weight-loss goals while decreasing their pain level and returning to a level of function they once thought lost.
My philosophy focuses on teaching people how to move better. Once we learn to do that, we are then free to work as hard as we need/want to so we can obtain your goal(s). Sounds simple, right? Often times, we have to unlearn years of inefficient or compensated movement patterns while establishing a new, better way of doing things.
Part of this involves starting with the basics and teaching people how to feel the proper muscles working and to minimize any compensatory movement patterns that have developed. People need to understand and appreciate that technique is the most important factor when doing any movement. If you do not know why you are doing the movement or where you should be feeling it then you probably shouldn't be doing it.
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
Achieving any goal is about getting the right mindset, being accountable and being consistent with the actions it takes to achieve whatever the goal might be. There are many ways that we will discuss doing this to allow you to reach your goals, enjoy the process and be able to make the changes part of a new way of doing things going forward.
EBM Fitness Solutions looks to build an environment with a sense of family, community and support for one another. Ultimately, we are all working towards similar goals. We just start out at different points with a different back story.
NCCA Accredited Certifications
CISSN Certified Sports Nutritionist
Doctor of Physical Therapy, BS in Athletic Training