Jann believes that personal empowerment and developing feeling, mindful intelligence are major keys to creating a healthy, balanced style of living. Having 33 years of experience as a physical therapist, she has had the opportunity to acquire a deep belief in the benefits of an empowered mindful approach to reclaiming health and wholeness and feels honored to be able to support others in their process.
As a 1983 graduate of Medical College of Virginia, School of Physical Therapy, Jann has specialized in the assessment and treatment of individuals with neurological, movement, postural, and myofascial dysfunction. She offers an integrative, whole-body approach evolved from her fascination with the interrelationship between movement and the senses, as well as the body's innate ability to heal itself. Addressing the needs of infants to elders, Jann effectively combines manual therapy, mindbody movement, and the healing arts for gentle, integrative hands-on care. In this client-centered approach, Guided Motion®, the inherent wisdom of the body is respected and nurtured in the process of establishing the essential foundations of health and wholeness.
Jann became certified in Neurodevelopmental Treatment for adults and studied several different systems of mindful movement and motor learning to create a style of facilitating movement recovery and awareness with a natural ease and grace. To further support the process of embodiment, she utilizes dialogue therapeutically to explore felt-senses, images, and feeling states that emerge during movement and structural balancing experiences. She works directly with the body structure and tissues to restore freedom and stable alignment with various sensitive manual therapy and subtle energy techniques.
Jann has received training in several advanced therapeutic systems and is certified in Integrative Dry Needling. Since 1987, almost 30 years, Jann has been participating in ongoing studies of John F. Barnes' Myofascial Release Approach®, as well as, Craniosacral Therapy at various institutes. Specialty studies include the areas of Women’s/Men’s Health, Pediatrics and Infants. She has training in Visceral Manipulation, Chikly's Brain Curriculum, Lymph Drainage Therapy, Alexander Technique, Trager, Hatha Yoga, Feldenkrais, Rehabilitative Pilates, GYROTONIC®, GYROKINESIS®, QiGong, Chi Nei Tsang and the Healing Tao System. Additionally, she has done course work in Heart Centered Therapy, Therapeutic Touch, Healing Touch, Esoteric Healing and other subtle energy healing approaches. In order to better understand and meet the comprehensive needs of the brain injured population, Jann became trained in 1989 as a visual and conceptual development therapist by behavioral optometrist, Harry Wachs, OD, of George Washington University's Reading Center. She attended the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy in 1997 and continued massage studies in 2000 in Kansas City, MO. She has been trained in Thai massage, Reflexology, Pregnancy massage and Infant massage instruction for parents.
As a passion, Jann has developed and taught several programs in prenatal and postnatal fitness, taught anatomy & physiology at the Sarasota College of Natural Health and was an Advisory Board Member of the Academy of Chinese Healing Arts in Sarasota, Florida. She currently offers private instruction in Pilates with equipment and holds group classes in Yoga Basics and Pilates Mat Fundamentals.
Jann has provided a supporting role in Adult & Pediatric Myofascial Release, Heart Centered Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Lymph Drainage Therapy, and Chikly's Brain Curriculum workshops. She has presented on current concepts of complementary and alternative health to various healthcare groups and organizations. For team building or developing cohesive group insight, Jann can lead guided meditations or awareness processes. If interested in scheduling either a presentation or group process, please contact her directly at 678-431-7096, or email email@example.com.
Professional memberships include the International Association of Healthcare Providers (IAHP), American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG), Women's Health Section of APTA, Affiliate Member of American Urogynecological Society (AUGS).