PRIVATE PRACTICE

June 2005 to present.Integrative, whole person centered, nonsurgical orthopedic medicine, neuro- musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, osteopathic mobilization, hatha yoga therapeutics, case management and treatment of worker compensation and motor vehicle accidents.

Group practice of independent practitioners, March 1991 to June 2005, my practice as above.

Owner-Director, March 1983-June 1990.General Practice with holistic/alternative approaches to chronic "lack-of-wellness" states, with the emphasis on dietary and lifestyle modifications, stress reduction, botanical remedies, acupuncture. Multidisciplinary treatment of musculoskeletal problems, using soft tissue manual therapies, osteopathic mobilization techniques, corrective yoga/ exercise instruction, acupuncture, biofeedback. Practice limited to musculoskeletal since June 1988.

SALARIED/CONTRACT (selected)

August 2005 - September 2008 2 days/week, follow up and case management of chronic pain patients, young adults to seniors

March 1991-June 1995 2 days/ week, case management and treatment of nonsurgical orthopedic and soft tissue injuries, largely Workers' Comp.

 

OTHER WORK

"Healthy Aging: Helping our Seniors Optimize their Health and Vitality" training presentation for peer outreach volunteers for Council on Aging, April 1, 2014

"Incorporating Yoga philosophy into a Healthy Lifestyle" Featured guest speaker, "No Boyz Allowed" benefit for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Sonoma County, August 24, 2013

"Yes You Can Yoga" Presentation/exercise class at Friends House senior community, August 22, 2013

"Positive Aging: Mind, Body and Spirit" Panel speaker, Council on Aging Provider Training, February 28, 2013

"Yoga for Repetitive Stress Injuries" California Hand Rehab Redwood Empire Chapter, September 21, 2010

"Yoga for Pain Management" APTA(Physical Therapy) Redwood Empire Chapter, July 8,2010

"Preventing RSI in the Workplace" Sonoma County Public Health lunchtime meeting, June 2006, July 2007, March 2009, April 2009

"Yoga for Chronic Pain Management" (power point presentation) The 15th International Symposium on Functional Medicine: The Many Faces of Pain, May 23- 24, 2008

"Alternative Healing Approaches for RSI" Sonoma County RSI Support Group monthly meeting, September 2004

"Effects of Stress on Body, Mind and Healing" California Applicant Attorneys Association, Redwood Area Chapter luncheon meeting, Santa Rosa, February 2004

"A Yoga Approach to Therapeutic Exercise" Western Institutes of Science and Health Physical Therapy Assistant program, Rohnert Park, April 1997- quarter day laboratory module

"Complex Factors in the Healing Process of Injured Workers" California Applicant Attorneys Association, Redwood Area Chapter luncheon meeting, Santa Rosa, June 1996

"Yoga for Repetitive Strain Injuries" Association for Repetitive Motion Syndromes Support Group, Santa Rosa, June 1996

"Management of Chronic Pain" with Michael Cohen, M.D. Mills Hospital, San Mateo, 1985-Community lecture and slide show

"Yoga as Medicine" Pacific Health, Summer 2012 cover story

"Breathing Exercises" Sonoma Medicine, Spring 2010

"Yoga for Gardeners" West [Sonoma] County Gazette, March 2007

Yoga for Gardeners DVD a well balanced beginning yoga program, especially tailored to prevent gardening injuries, 2006

"Too Much for Too Long: Healing Repetitive Strain Injury" yoga therapy column Yoga International, Dec/Jan '02

"Alternative Approaches to Sports Injuries" Sonoma Medicine, Summer 2000

R.S.I.? Rx: Yoga! Four Volume instructional Videotape Series/DVD tailored for those with repetitive strain injuries of the upper extremities, neck and upper back; 1999

Rx: Yoga! Two Volume Instructional Audiocassette Series for Beginning Yoga Students, 1995; CD 2008

Preface, The Bum Back Book by Michael Reed Gach AcuPress Publications, 1983

Yoga Journal, "Find Your Healing Path" extensive quotation in article about how to choose and assess the effectiveness of alternative therapies, February 2016

Hobby Farm Home, "Oh My Aching Body" extensive quotations and Yoga for Gardeners DVD citation in feature article on ergonomics and injury prevention for farmers and gardeners, Jan- Feb 2011

"GardenLife" Syndicated radio show, interview spot re Yoga for Gardeners, May 15, 2010

KRON TV, San Francisco Live broadcast from SF Flower and Garden Show, spot interview previewing my scheduled presentation on Yoga for Gardeners, March 27, 2010

Press Democrat Sonoma Living "Twists on Yoga" Feature and quotation re yoga for gardeners in article on yoga for special audiences, Dec 27, 2009

ABC TV, San Francisco, "The View from the Bay" show spot on Yoga for Gardeners, August 4, 2009

Press Democrat, At Home section, front page. Feature article and photo on gardening fitness and Yoga for Gardeners, March 14, 2009

Pacific Horticulture review of Yoga for Gardeners DVD, Jan-Feb-Mar 2009

Press Democrat, front page, "Finding Happiness- Coping with Tough Times" quotations and photo, re importance of positive outlook. Feb. 13, 2009

Petaluma Argus Courier review of Yoga for Gardeners DVD, Sept 4, 2008

Sonoma Woman supplement to Press Democrat, "Growing Healthy with a Yogic Twist" feature article on medical practice, yoga teaching and DVDs, July 19, 2007

Wall Street Journal, Health Matters column, citation on Yoga for Gardeners in article on gardening ergonomics, July 14, 2007

"Don't Panic, It's Organic!" Radio syndicate interviewed by "Invisible Gardener" Andy Lopez on yoga for gardeners, May 19, 2007

Press Democrat, Health and Life Section, "Back Talk" extensive quotation on causes and self care of back pain, April 24, 2007

Press Democrat, Home and Garden citations of Yoga for Gardeners DVD, May 6 and July 15, 2006

Press Democrat, Life and Health Section, "Slow and Easy" quotation in article on yoga for seniors, November 30, 2004

Yoga Journal, "Occupational Hazard" extensive quotation in article about the benefits of yoga in dealing with RSI, November 2002

Orthopedic Technology Review, "Surviving Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Similar Injuries" Interview discussing broader view of cumulative trauma injuries and alternatives to surgical treatment, September-October 2002

Strings Magazine, "Injury Prevention and Healing through Yoga" Interview regarding yoga for RSI, videotapes cited; Nov/Dec 2000

Sonoma Business, "Doctors' Health" One of seven local physicians interviewed on our nutritional, exercise and other health maintenance practices, December 1996

Sonoma County Physician, "Entering the Mainstream" One of six local physicians interviewed on how we use alternative or complementary medicine in our practice, March/April 1997

Yoga International Teacher Profile Full page monthly feature, October/November,1996

KQED FM Radio, "Housecalls" Participant in "Oh, My Aching Back," panel discussion, with Arthur White M.D. and other M.D.s and psychologists, regarding causes and therapeutic approaches to back pain, 1984

Physical Therapeutics and Osteopathic Manipulation Neuro Orthopedic Medicine

Zero Balancing, Verbal Fulcrums, Jim McCormick, L.Ac., November 2016, 4 days March 2016

Zero Balancing, Kinesthetic Signatures, Part One, Linda Wobeskya PT Sept 2016, 2 days

Zero Balancing, Freely Moveable Joints Linda Wobeskya PT, May 2016, 4 days

Zero Balancing, Alchemy of Touch March 2016

Strain Counterstrain Nervous System, Part 2 The Jones Institute, Brian Tuckey PT July 2016, 3 days

Strain Counterstrain Fascial Intro The Jones Institute, Brian Tuckey, P.T. March 2015, 3 days

Zero Balancing level one, level two Zero Balancing Assoc. U.S.A. Linda Wobeskya, P.T. August 2015, 4 days; November 2015, 4 days

Strain Counterstrain Nervous System, Part 1 The Jones Institute, Brian Tuckey, P.T. February 2014, 3 days

Strain Counterstrain Venous/Lymphatic The Jones Institute, Brian Tuckey, P.T. June 2012, 3 days

Strain Counterstrain Visceral System The Jones Institute, Brian Tuckey, P.T. and Larry Ham, P.T. November 2012, 3 days

Strain Counterstrain Arterial System The Jones Institute, Brian Tuckey, P.T. September 2012, 3 days; refresher October 2013

Strain Counterstrain IV The Jones Institute, R. Kusenose, P.T., October 2008, 3 days; update Oct 2012

Strain Counterstrain Visceral/Lymphatic The Jones Institute, Brian Tuckey, P.T. July 2011, 3 days

Sports and Occupational Injuries to the Extremities M.S.U. Osteopathic College, Philip Greenman, D.O., March 2002, 4 days

10th World Congress on Pain International Association for the Study of Pain, August 2002, 5 days

Strain-Counterstrain for the Upper Quarter The Jones Institute, R. Kusenose, P.T. June 2001, 3 days

The Sensitive Nervous System Neuro-Orthopedic Institute, David Butler, P.T., December 2001, 2 days

Strain Counterstrain III The Jones Institute, R. Kusenose, P.T., November 1995, 3 days; refresher October 1998, October 2009; all cranial update November 2013, August 2015

Evaluation and Manual Treatment of Headache Syndrome URSA Foundation, Loren Rex, D.O., March 1997, 2+ days

Complex Regional Pain Syndromes Neuro Orthopedic Institute, Russell Foley, P.T., April 1997, 2 days

Evaluation and Manual Treatment of Headache Syndrome URSA Foundation, Loren Rex, D.O., March 1997, 2+ days

Complex Regional Pain Syndromes Neuro Orthopedic Institute, Russell Foley, P.T., April 1997, 2 days

Meeting the Chronic Pain Challenge Jefferson Medical College faculty, April 1996, 2 days

The RSI Symposium: First International Conference on the Neurovascular Compressions and Cumulative Trauma Disorders of the Upper Extremity February 1995, 2 days

Clinical Biology of Aches and Pains Neuro Orthopedic Institute, Louis Gifford, P.T., June 1994, 2 days

Functional Technique The Jones Institute, Edward Stiles, D.O., August 1994, 3 days

Mobilization of the Nervous System, Level II Neuro Orthopedic Institute, David Butler, P.T., November 1994, 2 days

Mobilization of the Nervous System David Butler, P.T., March 1993, 2 days.

Strain-Counterstrain II The Jones Institute, Lawrence Jones, D.O., July 1993, 3 days; refresher with R. Kusenose, P.T., Aug 2009

Evaluation and Treatment of the Thoracic Spine and Rib Cage Cal. Chapter American P.T. Assoc., September 1991, 3 days

Level II Techniques Above the Diaphragm M.S.U. Osteopathic College, Edward Stiles, D.O. and Harriet Shaw, D.O., July 1990, 4 days

Canadian Certification Program, as above Level Two Intermediate, Spinal, September 1990, 3 days

Evaluation and Treatment of the Cervical Spine and Cranial Base URSA Foundation, Loren Rex, D.O., February 1989, 3 days

Myofascial Release II M.S.U. Osteopathic College, Robert Ward, D.O., April 1989, 3 days

Canadian Certification Program for Manual Therapy Cliff Fowler, R.P.T. and Earl Pettman, R.P.T.
Level One Basic, Upper and Lower Quadrant, June 1989, 4 days
Level Two Intermediate, Peripheral Joints, December 1989-January 1990, 6 days

Evaluation and Treatment of the Lower Extremity and Pelvis URSA Foundation, Loren Rex, D.O., May 1988, 3 days

Myofascial Release URSA Foundation, Loren Rex, D.O., October 1988, 3 days

Strain-Counterstrain California Osteopathic Post Graduate Institute, Lawrence Jones, D.O., August 1987, 2 days and Harold Schwartz., D.O., February 1988, 2 days

Principles of Muscle Energy Technique-The Spine M.S.U. Osteopathic College, Philip Greenman, D.O. and John Bourdillon, M D., April 1987, 5 days

Principles of Manual Medicine Michigan State University Osteopathic College, Philip Greenman, D.O. et al, August 1986, 5 days

Mechanical Therapy of the Lumbar Spine Robin McKenzie, May 1981, 2 days

Chair, Sonoma County Medical Association Alliance 24th Annual Garden Tour, 2015

Chair, Sonoma County Medical Association Alliance 22nd annual Garden Tour, 2013

Guest Speaker, Sonoma County Master Gardeners monthly meeting, Santa Rosa "Yoga for Gardeners", August 15, 2012

Presenter, Sunday morning seminar, Emerisa Gardens, Santa Rosa "Yoga for Gardeners", May 20, 2012

Guest speaker, Green Thumb Garden Club/Luther Burbank regional chapter meeting, Cloverdale, "Yoga for Gardeners", May 16, 2012

Presenter, 350 Garden Challenge preview, Sebastopol "Yoga for Gardeners", May 6, 2012

Co-Chair, Sonoma County Medical Association Alliance 21st annual Garden Tour 2012

Guest Speaker Rohnert Park Garden Club Yoga for Gardeners, October 28,2010

"GardenLife", Syndicated radio show, interview spot re Yoga for Gardeners, May 15, 2010

KRON TV, San Francisco, Live broadcast from SF Flower and Garden Show, spot interview previewing my scheduled presentation on Yoga for Gardeners, March 27, 2010

"Winter Pruning and Yoga for Gardeners" Seminar Co-presenter with Maile Arnold, Sebastopol, February 7, 2009

ABC TV, San Francisco, "The View from the Bay" show. Spot on Yoga for Gardeners, August 4, 2009

"Summer Pruning and Yoga for Gardeners" Seminar Co-presenter with Maile Arnold, Sebastopol, August 1, 2009

Workshop presenter, Sonoma County Medical Association Alliance Garden tour "Yoga for Gardening and Health" May 16, 2009

Guest speaker, Napa Valley Master Gardeners "Yoga for Gardeners" March 26, 2009

Guest speaker, Olivenhain Garden Club monthly meeting "Yoga for Gardeners" January 13, 2009

Speaker, Northwest Flower and Garden Show Seattle, WA, "Yoga for Gardeners", "Ask the Doctor: Preventing and Healing of Garden Injuries" Feb 21-22, 2008, Feb 3-4, 2010

Guest speaker, Maxwell Park Garden Club monthly meeting Oakland, "Yoga for Gardeners" November 17, 2007

Guest speaker, Kentfield Garden Club monthly meeting Kentfield, "Yoga for Gardeners" October 10. 2007

Speaker, San Francisco Flower and Garden Show "Yoga for Gardening and Health" March 21, 2007, March 13, 2008, March 18, 2009, March 27, 2010

Presenter, Saturday morning seminar, Harvest for the Hungry Garden Santa Rosa, "Yoga for Gardeners" November 11, 2006

Host Garden Garden Conservancy Sebastopol/Santa Rosa Open Day September 24, 2006

Presenter, Saturday morning seminar, Sonoma Mission Gardens Sonoma, "Yoga for Gardeners" September 23, 2006 May 2, 2009

Guest speaker, Petaluma Garden Club monthly meeting Petaluma, "Yoga for Gardeners" September 11, 2006

Guest interviewee KSRO A.M. Radio KSRO "Garden Talk", along with Betsy Flack re Garden Conservancy Sebastopol/Santa Rosa Open Days September 16, 2006

Presenter, Saturday morning seminar, Harmony Farm Supply Sebastopol, "Yoga for Gardeners" June 10, 2006, June 23, 2007

Guest interviewee KSRO A.M. Radio Santa Rosa, "Garden Talk" show re Yoga for Gardeners DVD May 20, 2006

Host Garden, Sonoma County Medical Association Alliance 15th Annual Garden tour in the Wine Country May 19 –20, 2006

Docent at garden of Maile Arnold Garden Conservancy Sebastopol Open Day September 2005, May 2007

Guest speaker, Healdsburg Garden Club Yoga for Gardeners, Oct 17, 2016