The Essential Balance Team

We emphasize core strength, spinal stabilization, and postural training methods that incorporate all planes of motion. We also treat neural tissue tension from the peripheral nervous system and alleviate painful entrapments for the return of full range of motion. We do this by teaching you the correct postural alignment, the essential muscles to strengthen, and the necessary balance between your muscles and nervous system to achieve and maintain your goals through various stages of recovery or sport training. Our approach focuses on treating the whole individual rather than the separate “parts.” There are no set “procedures” of intervention or therapy that are applied to our clients because everyone is unique.

Bonnie Davidson, PT, CSCS

Bonnie received her Bachelor of Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University. She established and managed a physical therapy clinic in Minnesota prior to moving to California. Bonnie is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA. Her emphasis is on core strength, spinal stabilization, and functional training methods incorporating all planes of motion.

Candyce Powell, MPT

Candyce received her Masters in Physical Therapy from Mount St. Mary’s College. She has lived in the Bay area for over 25 years. She has studied peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes and has developed protocols that alleviate neural tissue tension. Her emphasis is on spinal stabilization, with particular focus on potential sites of neural tissue tension emanating from the central or peripheral nervous system.

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Janie Miklaunus
Pilates Instructor

Janie comes to us from the British Isles where she attended the University of London, Laban Centre for Movement and Dance, receiving her BA in Dance and Drama. Janie received her Pilates Certification from Integrated Teacher Training in San Francisco, studying with Madeline Black, Jean Sullivan and Debra Schubert, after moving to the United States in 1984. Since then Janie has furthered her education in the mind, body and fitness field, studying with Jean Claude West, Elizabeth Larkam and in the Franklin Method. Janie continues to explore her love of dance, emphasizing the mind/body continuum through posture, biomechanical function, and imagery by attending classes in the Bay Area. She currently offers private Pilates sessions to a diverse client base. Janie is also a certified personal fitness trainer through the NASM.

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