Staff profile

Suzanne Martin

Brand Leader / Instructor Trainer

Brand

Scoliosis, The Foot, Hypermobility, Assymetry : Dr Suzanne Martin

Based in

Lameda, California, UNITED STATES

Email

info@pilatestherapeutics.com

Website

www.pilatestherapeutics.com


Biography

Dr. Suzanne Martin, MA, DPT, CLT

  • Physical Therapist, Pilates/Performing Arts Expert, Educator, Author

Education

  • University of New Orleans, Louisiana, Humanities (1971-74)
  • B.F.A., Humanities, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette (1976)
  • Connecticut College, American Dance Festival, Humanities (1976)
  • M.A., Humanities, Mills College, Oakland, California (1979)
  • M.P.T., Samuel Merritt College, (Internships at Stanford Medical Center/ Kaiser Permanente) Oakland, California (1997)
  • D.P.T. Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, Utah (2004)

Presentations | Publications | Research | Instruction

  • 2010: International Association of Dance Medicine and Science: Special Interest Group Day Presenter: Hypermobility: Help or Hindrance in Dance?
  • 2010: International Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain: Poster presentations
  • 2010: Release of “15-Minute Stretching”, Dorling-Kindersley, Penguin Books
  • 2010: California Education Connection: 2-day course Breast Cancer Restoration, Los Angeles
  • 2010: Pilates Therapeutics: Workshop: Stretching
  • 2010: Pilates Therapeutics: Workshop: Nutrition for Optimal Performance
  • 2009: Body, Mind Spirit Conference: Workshops: Skilled Intervention in De-rotating Scoliosis, Nutrition for Optimal Performance, The Functional Foot
  • 2009: Balanced Body Rehabilitation Summit, Workshops: Pelvic Obliquity. The Upper Core
  • 2009: Workshops: California Education Connection: 2-day courses: Scoliosis and Hypermobility, Breast Cancer Physical Restoration in San Francisco, Burbank, Los Angeles and San Diego
  • 2008: International Association of Dance Medicine and Science: Presentation: Spinal Cord Injury, Hypermobility and Dance
  • 2008: Body Technic Systems: weekend course: Breast Cancer Restoration
  • 2008: Body, Mind Spirit Conference: Workshops: Nutrition for Optimal Performance, The Functional Foot, Scoliosis Management
  • 2008: Balanced Body Rehabilitation Summit, Workshops: Scoliosis, Breast Cancer Physical Restoration
  • 2007: Pilates Therapeutics: Performing Arts Course: Pilates and Physical Therapy
  • 2007: Body, Mind Spirit Conference: Workshops: Nutrition for Optimal Performance, The Functional Foot, Neural Upper Core
  • 10/2007: Advance publication release of “Better Back” with Dorling-Kindersley, UK
  • 2006: Production of 4 DVDs: Scoliosis Management Series, Parts I/II, Post-Natal Step-wise Restoration, Physical Restoration after Breast Cancer; with Pilates Therapeutics®
  • 2006/7: Workshops: Nutrition for Optimal Performance, Functional Shoulder, The Dancer’s Foot, Repetitive Stress Injuries, Hypermobility, Scoliosis Management, Performing Arts P.T.; at various US/ European venues
  • 5/05: Presentation, Body Mind Spirit Expo: “The Upper Core”, “Pilates for Breast Cancer Rehabilitation”, “Hypermobility and Pilates”, Santa Clara, CA
  • 11/04-5: Publication of “Stretching” with Dorling-Kindersley, London, UK (sold > 50,000 copies in 15 countries)
  • 11/04: Presentation, Mat Classes, Pilates Method Alliance conference, New Orleans, LA
  • 10/04: Presentation, “Common Foot Problems in a Mid-Sized Dance Company”, at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science annual conference, San Francisco, CA
  • 5/04: Presentation, Body Mind Spirit Expo: “The Upper Core”, “ The Pelvic Ring Core”, Santa Clara, CA
  • 10/03: Presentation, “The Pelvic Ring Core”, Indiana APTA conference: Bloomington, IN
  • 7/03: Presentation, “The Upper Core”, “ The Pelvic Ring Core” , BodyTechnic Systems: Cleveland, OH
  • 4/03: Presentation, “The Upper Core”, Body Mind Spirit Expo: Santa Clara, CA
  • 2/03: Publications, “The Upper Core”, “ The Pelvic Ring Core”, Pilates Therapeutics®, Alameda, CA
  • 10/02: Presentation, “Nutrition for Optimal Performance” Performing Arts Medical Association conference. Aspen, CO
  • 10/02: Presentation, “The Cavus Foot: Help or Hindrance in the Ballet Dancer on Pointe”, at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science annual conference, NYC, NY
  • 8/02: Presentation, “ The Pelvic Ring Core”, Dance Arts Project/ Pilates Therapeutics® Alameda, CA
  • 6/02: Presentation, “The Upper Core”, Dance Arts Project/ Pilates Therapeutics, Alameda, CA
  • 10/01: Presentation, “The Sacral Complex: Abnormal and Normal Motion in the Dancer”, at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science annual conference, Madrid, Spain
  • 10/00: Presentation, “The Low Hip in the Adolescent Dancer”, “Nutrition for Optimal Performance” at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science annual conference, Miami, Florida
  • 1998-99: “Anatomical and Physiological Bases of human Movement”, LEAP Progam, St. Mary’s College, San Francisco, CA
  • 10/98: Presentation, “High Hip Syndrome in Dancers”, at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science annual conference, Hartford, Connecticut
  • 9/98: Award from the California Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for publication of “Measuring Functional Range of Motion in Elite Female Ballet Dancers’ Hips” in Journal of Dance Medicine and Science
  • 5/98: Publication of “Measuring Functional Range of Motion in the Ballet Dancers’ Hips” in Journal of Dance Medicine and Science
  • 6/20/97: Presentation, “Measuring Functional Range of Motion in the Ballet Dancers’ Hips”, Performing Arts Medical Association Symposium, Aspen, Colorado
  • 1997-8: Course instruction, “Issues in Dance Medicine”, “Qualitative Analysis of Movement”, San Francisco State University, California
  • 1993: Comparing Modern Dance and Ballet Technical Forms: UC Santa Cruz, California
  • 1988: San Francisco Police Academy Back-Safe Program
  • 1986-98: Pilates Trainer, Center for Sports Medicine; The Custom Body, San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Certifications

  • Certified Lymphatic Therapist, Academy of Lymphatic Studies, 2009
  • Certified Juzo® and JOBST® Garment Fitter, 2009
  • Pilates Method Alliance: Master Pilates Trainer (Gold Certification) and PMA®-CPT, 2005–present
  • American College of Sports Medicine, Specialist in Exercise for Cancer; Fitness Trainer, 1988 -present
  • St. Francis Memorial Hospital; Pilates Rehabilitation Trainer, 1988
  • American Council on Exercise; Group Fitness/ Trainer, 1988 -present
  • Moms on the Move, Pre-& Post-natal Exercise, 1988
  • State of California Teaching Credentials: College-level Dance; Physical Fitness Older Adults, 1980

Current Employment

  • Dance Studio Life Magazine, Columnist, “A Better You” 2008 - present
  • Pilates Therapeutics LLC , Director, Continuing Education and Instructional DVDs, 2002 - present
  • Total Body Development, Private Practice Physical Therapy | Pilates, Alameda, CA, 1998 - present
  • Smuin Ballet, Lead Physical Therapist, 1997 - present
  • The School of the San Francisco Ballet, Consultant, Nutrition Seminar Series, 1999 - present