Founder, Physical Therapist and Massage Therapist, AUTHOR
Adam’s professional credentials include Licensure in Physical Therapy (IL) and Massage Therapy (IL) and Fellow of Applied Functional Science (Gray Institute)(’09). Some of his certifications include Enhance Running Technician, Functional Range Conditioning (FRC), Dry Needling Certified, Neurokinetic Therapy level 3(NKT), Functional-Neuro-Orthopedic Rehab (FNOR) provider, and he has his certificate of competency in vestibular rehabilitation.
As a Physical Therapist of over 15 years in Chicago, he is the owner of REAL Physical Therapy and founder of The Movement Guild. He is the author of two books, including the most recently published Foundations of Movement: A Brain Based Musculoskeletal Approach. Adam is a Master Instructor on the Rocktape Education Team for the past seven years, and also teaches his own material which can be found HERE
Check out his courses and books here.
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Manager, Massage Therapist, and Yoga Teacher
Jessica is a licensed massage therapist (IL) and registered yoga teacher. She holds certifications in integrative movement systems, functional range conditioning, kinstretch, and fascial movement taping. She has managed a yoga studio, created and led teacher training programs, and most recently authored a continued education series for yoga teachers that focuses on movement education rather than conventional anatomy. She views herself as an educator for her clients and fellow teachers.
Her focus at REAL pt and The Movement Guild is on individualized client sessions and group classes. Jessica teaches yoga and kinstretch which is a mobility and joint training class. She also oversees community development and outreach initiatives, ensuring alignment between REAL pt’s vision and execution.
Jessica grew up bilingually in Germany and moved to the U.S. in her early 20’s. She graduated from UT Austin with a BA in Radio-Television-Film. She worked as an international news producer and broadcast operations manager before switching careers to focus on yoga and movement.
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Brian has over 20 years industry experience as a coach, industry educator, fitness director & high school strength and conditioning coach. He specializes in sports performance training for youth and adult athletes along with post rehabilitation training for those looking to move better and feel better.
Brian hold an MS in Applied Exercise Science & Sport Performance Training. Industry certifications include NSCA, EXOS, NSPA, IYCA, PTA Global, NASM, and Gray Institute.
Amanda has 7 years of experience working with people as a personal trainer, including 4 of those years as manager of Equinox.
Her certifications currently include : NSCA-cpt, precision nutrition level 1 coach, pre & post natal, kettlebell athletics level 1&2, trigger point, animal flow level 1, stick mobility level 1. & IOM.
Amanda is a lover of outdoor activities, particularly boating, and is excited to be working and learning at The Movement Guild as she prepares for and enters Physical Therapy school.
Erin earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in ’07, and since that time has completed her board certification in Orthopedics (OCS) and Fellowship in Applied Functional Science (FAFS) through the Gray Institute most notably. Other training professionally includes certification in both trigger point and intramuscular dry needling, kinesio and RockTaping, Graston technique, myofascial release, and mobilization with movement. She has continued to integrate her passion for health and fitness into her continuum of care with physical medicine and rehabilitation, and is a ravenous life-long learner in pursuit of a holistic approach to rehab that addresses not only the musculoskeletal but the central nervous system as well. What makes her tick is helping her clients achieve their goals, and sharing with them a better understanding of the factors contributing to the Root cause of their issue and how to train more intelligently (not limited to self-care strategies, strength training, lifestyle etc) to avoid similar issues down the line.
She has been proud to volunteer with the Chicago Marathon, Shamrock Shuffle, Chicago Triathalon, and AVP tournament as a sports medicine provider over the course of her career, and loves to spend time with her three small children, run, train at Atlas CrossFit and Performance, and practice vinyasa yoga regularly to keep her body and mind happy and healthy.
To learn more about Erin, follow her on Instagram @muscleandflowphysio
Community Outreach Coordinator & Patient Services
Zoe Lindner received her BA in Dance with a minor in psychology from Loyola University Chicago in 2014. Upon graduation, she danced professionally with companies in Chicago and St Louis. She has performed and participated in programs in Tel Aviv, Barcelona, and Guadalajara. In addition to dancing, Zoe has been working with different physical therapy companies as an Exercise Technician, Patient Services Specialist, and Administrator.
In 2018, Zoe returned to Chicago to pursue her interests in mental health and social justice. She became a certified ESL tutor, and volunteered as a tutor for children with RefugeeOne.
Zoe is currently attending Loyola University Chicago’s Master in Social Work program. Being an artist and having the desire to work with youth in the refugee and incarcerated populations, she understands the body as a vehicle for self-discovery, compassion, and healing.