Derek graduated from the Reilly School of Massotherapy in Virginia Beach, VA in 1997. It was here that he developed a way to reduce excessive tension in a fraction of the time.
Complimentary to his studies in massage therapy, Derek attended John F. Kennedy School of Psychology and has completed numerous trainings and certifications in movement analysis, corrective exercise, adaptive fitness, pelvic floor dysfunction, visceral manipulation, gut health, psychosomatic trauma, meditation and mindfulness.
He has built successful practices in North Carolina, Chicago and the Bay Area, which he has called home since 2001. In 2006, he founded The Core Clinic, a multidisciplinary health, wellness and fitness center, to give patients access to top providers under one roof.
In 2010, he returned to private practice to focus on treating and expanding his brand of soft-tissue therapy to help others quickly diagnose and treat common soft-tissue problems.
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