Walker Ozar D.C
You could say that Walker Ozar, D.C. inadvertently planted the seeds for his career when he was a teenage athlete growing up in Los Angeles. He played high school football and baseball—and sustained a few injuries along the way. He’d always been very interested in working out properly, massage, and eating right, and when he turned to rehabilitation, acupuncture and chiropractic adjustment to help with his recovery he fell in love with all the healing modalities.
Walker studied health and science at the University of Arizona, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts. Eventually, his desire to combine physical therapy and chiropractic led him to chiropractic rehabilitation and he earned his professional degree from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.
He began his practice in 1996 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and for the next few years, he continued formulating his philosophy of healing. Looking back, he realized that whenever he had been going through rehab for various sports-related injuries, he was always driving from place to place to place. But what if he could create a facility where everything could take place under one roof?
Walker founded the Beverly Hills Posture & Rehabilitation Institute in 1999. A decade later, it is a one-stop wellness center where a team of treatment professionals works together to diagnose, treat and enhance a patient's physical, medical and emotional health.
"I believe in treating the body as a whole, thoroughly evaluating the nature and possible origin of a patient's symptoms," explains Dr. Ozar. "Putting a band-aid on one part of a body and neglecting the less obvious problem areas does not lead to a successful result. Our goal is to reduce pain, build muscle strength, and teach our patients maintenance exercises to provide a continued state of well-being."
Kim Hartt is a Physical Therapist who graduated at the top of her class from Rehabilitation Medicine and received her BScPt degree in 1994 from the University of Alberta.Since then she has worked in various fields of Physical Therapy but ended up specializing in Core Trunk Strengthening in the Outpatient Orthopedic Field.
Apart from Kim’s Physical Therapy accomplishments she has also reached a high level of Fitness attaining her IFBB Pro Fitness Card in 1999 which launched her into writing and modeling for multiple fitness magazines including Muscle and Fitness Hers, Flex, Ironman, Oxygen, and Natural Muscle Magazines. She has her IFPA Certifications in Advanced and Master Personal Trainer, Group Exercise and Sports Nutrition. She became part of the Faculty of IFPA (International Fitness Professionals Association) and wrote the curriculum for Post Rehab Exercises. She was the lead role on TNN’s TV Series “Roller Jam” with her 15 year background in Figure skating and also starred as a Fitness Professional and spokesperson on multiple TV spots including ESPN, ESPN2, NBC local news, Fox Sports Network and a Fitness TV show on the E-channel. She is also currently teaching a course called “Temple Maintenance” which is about taking care of your body with the right nutrition, exercise, rest and recreation. She also teaches Physical Therapy courses to medical professionals for them to attain their continuing education units (CEUs) to maintain their license.
Ashley Yano was introduced to the GYROTONIC® body conditioning during her training as a classical ballerina at the age of 15. As a ballerina, she went on to dance professionally for the Los Angeles Classical Ballet and Southern California Dance Theatre. After college, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in commercial dance sharing the stage with bands such as Jane's Addiction as well as on screen in movies such as Memoirs of A Geisha. She attributes the longevity of her career as a dancer to the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® because of the strength it has given her. Ashley decided to take her love for the GYROTONIC® to the next level by becoming a certified the GYROTONIC® instructor after realizing she wanted to help others to benefit from this system. She is thrilled to be working in conjunction with Dr. Walker Ozar to help expand this amazing exercise system and reclaim their strength and mobility.
Bobbi Green has had a lifelong interest in health and fitness. She was introduced to Pilates in San Diego in 1996 and was immediately fascinated with a new way of exercising that challenged her both mentally and physically. A few years later after moving to Los Angeles, she decided she wanted to pursue her passion for Pilates and make a career change from the music industry. Bobbi holds a certification in Power Pilates and has been teaching Pilates for over 7 years in Los Angeles. She has spent 5 of those years teaching Pilates in a physical therapy setting. In this environment, she works with clients with many types of injuries and customizes their workouts according to their abilities and personal athletic goals. Bobbi also enjoys and has extensive experience working with Seniors and is well versed in classical Pilates. Bobbi's goal is to help people of all ages and levels of physical fitness achieve better posture and elongated muscles, gain more energy, experience pain relief, improve flexibility and overall health.
Chelsey Cutright, RYT is a registered yoga instructor, certified in Thai Yoga Massage Therapy and trained in Pre-Natal Yoga. Chelsey began her yoga journey years ago through her own rehabilitation from a back injury. After experiencing the many therapeutic benefits of yoga she began her quest to become a teacher and left to Indonesia to study yoga and Ayurveda Medicine. Since her return, she has taught at multiple studios and LA Fitness, led and ran a yoga program for an elementary school, taught yoga through a volunteer program that helps victims of human trafficking and has collaborated with lululemon.
Chelsey joined Beverly Hills Posture and Rehabilitation in 2010. By combining her knowledge of Eastern and Western philosophies, Chelsey is able to work with a wide range of injuries, ailments and chronic conditions. She runs monthly therapeutic yoga workshops and holds yoga retreats in the United States. Her approach to healing and rehabilitation is one that is always nurturing and personal.
Louis has been a Pilates instructor since 1999 having received his teacher training through BASI with Rael Isacowitz. Shortly there after, Louis was introduced to GYROTONIC® and he immediately loved the work and the benefits it brought to his own body, so much that he decided to become an instructor.
He began his training with Lisa Marie Goodwin in 2003/2004 and was certified by Juliu Horvath in both GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® in 2005.Louis also worked alongside Marie Jose Blom-Lawrence and took part of as many workshops as possible. In addition to her courses, Louis studied the Eric Franklin Method with Jan Dunn: A highly respected instructor in his method.
Dawn Saucier-Green is Certified Licensed Massage Therapist and Pilates instructor who started teaching in 1998 after moving back to Los Angeles from New York City. As an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Dawn happened upon Pilates while teaching at the former Angel City Gym, where she studied under the tutelage of Ivan Dahl. Dawn has been working with Beverly Hills Posture since 2002.
Brittney has been teaching Pilates for the last seven years. She was trained at Core Conditioning in Sherman Oaks, CA by physical therapists who's philosophy included rehabilitation for injured clients. She was a Broadway dancer in NYC prior to teaching, and believes that her own practice of Pilates kept her from ever getting injured performing 8 shows a week for many years.
Beth Pendleton is a certified PMA Pilates and Kundalini Yoga Instructor. She has been teaching since 2002. Always fascinated by the way the body works, and how people connect with their body, she has cultivated specialties in Restorative Exercise, Pre and Post Natal Pilates, Thai Yoga Therapy and Post Rehab Breast Cancer Exercise through the Pink Ribbon Program. Combining her broad teaching knowledge, she has the ability to give a dynamic workout,and at the same time modify sessions to help you connect with and preserve the long term health of your body.
Wendy Obstler, CYT, E-RYT is a certified yoga therapist, registered yoga teacher, and the certified lead teacher of Strong Yoga® 4Fertility. Introduced to yoga over a decade ago, she has seen the firsthand therapeutic benefits and healing this practice offers. Wendy is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University's Yoga Therapy Rx program and a fourteen month clinical internship at Tensegrity Center for Yoga Therapy, in Santa Monica.
Wendy has worked with a variety of individuals with special needs including cancer recovery, low back and other musculoskeletal issues, chronic fatigue syndrome, scoliosis, pelvic floor dysfunction (to name a few). Wendy has also worked with countless women on the fertility journey. With her specialty training, she safely guides women who are either trying to conceive naturally or undergoing assisted fertility treatments. She also leads in-depth 4 week yoga for fertility workshops that include a focus on the Four Fields of Fertility©, as well as nutritional and environmental impacts on fertility. Over the years, Strong Yoga® has celebrated many successes of women realizing their dreams of motherhood by integrating the holistic modalities and education it offers.
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