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Kim Finklestein, Founder, MPT

Kim founded Postureworks in 2002 in Santa Monica with the vision to utilize world-class physical therapy techniques and bring clients to their optimal health. Through her extensive experience treating the neurologically challenged, elite athletes and patients held back by pain or injury, Kim has drawn together an enthusiastic and highly-trained staff as well as the latest physical therapy techniques from Norway, France, Germany and the U.S.

Kim earned her BS from UCLA and her Masters degree from USC. She has worked at premier P.T. clinics such as Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Southern California, specializing in pre- and post-operative orthopedic injuries for the general population. She has spent over a decade working with Cedars-Sinai Hospital, U.C.L.A. and St. John’s Hospital collaborating closely with neurologists, orthopedists and pain management physicians.

In addition to her graduate-level physical therapy background, Kim is trained in Pilates, Redcord-Neurac, Yoga and Gyrotonics, the Mezieres Method and Integrative Body Psychotherapy. 


 
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Samantha Anderson has been a movement specialist at Postureworks for over 7 years.  Samantha endured a traumatic hip disorder as a child, which exposed her to the world of physical therapy at a young age.  She developed a love for how the body can heal, and now translates that love of healing into helping others do the same. Samantha is a certified massage therapist from the Institute of Psycho Structural Balancing, a Balanced Body certified Pilates instructor, and a Redcord Active Specialist.  Samantha integrates all these techniques into each session to set her clients up for success, providing greater awareness of their movement habits and how to overcome them. 


 
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Sarah Court, PT, DPT, e-RYT graduated with a Doctor in Physical Therapy from Mount St. Mary’s University.  She has experience in orthopedic and neurologic settings, rehabilitating patients post-surgery or injury, and managing chronic neuromuscular conditions.  Since 2005, Sarah has been an international yoga teacher and yoga teacher trainer, and developed her own continuing education program for movement professionals. She gives clients the tools to move intelligently, and integrates Neurac/Redcord, yoga, and other movement and breathing techniques into her treatments. Sarah has a BA in Art and Architecture from Princeton University.


 
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Kelsey Ross, PT, DPT graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Midwestern University-Glendale, AZ. She works to create a safe space for healing the body, mind and spirit.  Kelsey utilizes a manual therapy treatment approach paired with an individualized functional strengthening program.  Her focus is empowerment through education and the prevention of injuries specifically using Redcord for improved neuromuscular control.  Other certifications and specializations include jaw disorders (TMJD), nutritional counseling, Crossfit training, Neurac and the LSVT BIG protocol for patients/clients with Parkinson's.


 
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Elizabeth Myers utilizes her extensive background in movement and manual therapy to improve each clients posture, strength and flexibility.  She received her Bachelors degree in dance from The University of California Irvine and spent over 15 years as a professional dancer before moving into the wellness industry.  She completed her comprehensive Pilates teacher training in 2005 and has since gone on to lead Pilates teacher trainings for Balanced Body. In 2008 Elizabeth completed one of the first redcord ActiveCore programs held on the west coast.Elizabeth is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 and RYT 500 registered yoga teacher.  She began her study of bodywork at The Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing, continuing at The Upledger Institute studying Craniosacral Therapy and the Barral Institute studying Visceral Manipulation.


 
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Susan Howard started in fitness at young age as a Junior Olympics competitor in track and cross country.  She is a certified health professional and wellness design consultant with expertise in aerial Antigravity Fitness, Breath work with the Breathe Method, Technogym Master Trainer and Product Specialist, and TRX advanced group training.  Her journey expands over 25 years of group fitness and personal training, including marathons, fitness competitions, training in sports performance, functional training, kick boxing, step, cycle, boot camp, BOSU, Kettlebells, Pilates, circuit/interval, and treadmill training.   All of her experience in sports and training has lead to her philosophy of lifestyle performance training.