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Seminar Instructors

Fascial-Pelvis Myofascial Release Instructors

John F. Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB

John F. Barnes, PT teaches most of the Myofascial Release I Seminars and all of the Myofascial Unwinding, Myofascial Release II, Cervical Thoracic, Myofascial Rebounding, Advanced Myofascial Unwinding, Women's Health Seminar, Myofascial Release III, and Quantum Leap Seminars. For more information on John F. Barnes, PT please click here.

John F. Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB teaches over 40 Myofascial Release Seminars a year. Over the past 30 years, Myofascial Release I has been a huge success and the demand has grown exponentially. John is not capable of teaching all of these seminars, therefore we are now offering this very popular seminar closer to where you reside, which ultimately means a quality educational experience at incredible cost-savings for you.

Robert Maggio, PT

Masters of Science in Physical Therapy – Daemen College, NY 1987, Bachelor of Science in Biology – St. Bonaventure University, NY 1984, Certificate in Massage – N.A.M.T.I. Sedona, Arizona 2005, NCTMB 2005.

Since 2004 Rob has been the Director of Therapy Services at Therapy on the Rocks a John Barnes’ Myofascial Release Treatment Center in Sedona, AZ. His responsibilities include patient care, financial accountability, marketing, and program development of an internationally recognized physical therapy outpatient facility. Rob is also responsible also for daily operations as well as well as future planning and strategic implementation. Coordinator of all MFR Seminars presented in Sedona, Arizona. Coordinator of Skill Enhancement Seminars, presented weekly at Therapy on the Rocks, for therapists wishing to deepen their skills in the field of Myofascial Release. Prior employment, Director of Rehabilitative Services – Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital through HealthSouth, New Orleans, LA August 1991 - April 2004 and a Traveling Director for Health Focus Wharton, TX 1988 - 1991.

Joan Miller, PT

A 1978 graduate of the Medical College of Virginia. B.S. in Physical Therapy. License # FL-4075. Her post graduate studies include extensive one on one training with John F. Barnes, PT in Myofascial Release since 1986. She has also studied manual therapy extensively in multiple approaches including John McM. Mennell, MD, James Cyriax, M.D., Stanley Paris, PhD, PT., McKenzie Approach, Maitland Approach and Brian Mulligan, PT.

Joan is a senior instructor with the national Myofascial Release Seminar series; she taught the Myofascial Mobilization course from 1987-1989 and has been teaching the Fascial Pelvis course since 1990. She has a thriving private practice in Lakeland, Florida, Dynamic Directions, Inc, where she treats solely with myofascial release, manual therapy and exercise.

Molly McMillan, OTR/L

November 2002-present: creator, owner and director of Manhattan Myofascial Release–New York, NY. A private occupational therapy practice with a focus on using myofascial release as the primary modality to treat a variety of diagnoses, and clients ranging in age from 6 months to 82 years old with a goal of maximizing their functioning in all activities of daily living. Educating clients is also a primary focus empowering them to prevent problems and in maintaining their abilities. Other treatment approaches used are movement therapies ie. Yoga, and Feldenkrais, Sensory Integration, Meditation techniques, and a home exercise program that includes MFR principled stretching and strengthening. Employ and supervise administrative staff and other OT's and MT's. Manage apprentice program for MFR students interested in on site continuing education. Education–Medical College of Georgia–1988 B.S. in Occupational Therapy, cum laude. Licensures: New York 007179-1, Massachusetts 9565 and New Hampshire 2020.

Michael Servant, MPT

Masters of Arts in Physical Therapy - University of Delaware 1996, Bachelor of Science in Biology - University of Delaware 1994.

Since 2004 Mike has been the owner of Authentic Healing, Inc. a private physical therapy clinic utilizing primarily myofascial release and functional exercise. He specializes in treating a variety of diagnoses, with emphasis on chronic pain, fibromyalgia and sports injuries. Mike has been training and teaching with John Barnes since 2000. He resides in Southern Oregon with his family and two canine hiking companions. Myofascial Release has enabled him to continue his competitive swimming pursuits.

Valerie McGraw, PT

Valerie McGraw, PT is a 1987 graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia PA, B.S. in Physical Therapy. License #'s PA: PT-002122E and NJ:QA04032. Valerie began studying with John F. Barnes P.T. in 1986 during her undergrad training in Physical Therapy. She continued her post graduate studies with John F. Barnes, PT while working as a senior physical therapist and P.T. Pain Team Coordinator at Bacharach Rehabilitation Hospital in New Jersey. She was a lecturer at the Chronic Pain Seminar with Stanley Paris and the BBRH Pain Team in 1990.

In 1990, Valerie began working as a physical therapist at John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Treatment Center in Paoli, PA. She became Chief Physical Therapist in 1991 and Clinic Manager of the Center in 1993. Valerie is a senior seminar instructor and seminar coordinator with Myofascial Release Seminars. She coordinates the Myofascial Release Treatment Center's on-site Skill Enhancement Seminar and trains therapists from around the country in the application of Myofascial Release in the clinic.

Sepi Aeen, MPT

Sepi is a graduate of California State University Northridge (CSUN), holding two Bachelor degrees in Health Education and Physical Therapy and a Master's degree in Physical Therapy. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is licensed in the State of California since 1997.

She has worked in the field of Physical therapy since 1989 and opened her own private outpatient practice in September 1999 in order to provide her patients with the high quality, individualized treatment that they deserve. It didn't take long for Sepi to realize there was limited improvement with her patients using conventional physical therapy. It wasn't until she discovered John Barnes' Myofascial Release (MFR) Approach in 2001 that she found her passion and purpose in life. Since then she has had 17 years of experience exclusively practicing MFR and completed over 1,000 hours of MFR seminars nationwide, and as an instructor has assisted in advanced seminars with John F. Barnes and his team. Sepi continues to attend MFR seminars as well as educate her patients and therapists on the benefits of MFR. Physicians affiliated with Cedars Sinai, USC and Providence Tarzana Hospitals have asked Sepi to speak on the benefits of Myofascial Release and entrust their patients care in Sepi's hands.

In 2010, Sepi realized her long term dream of designing and building an MFR healing center. Sepi is the founder and president of From the Heart Physical Therapy, Inc., the only Myofascial Release Wellness Center in Los Angeles County. "After listening to John speak for 5-10 minutes about this work at my first MFR Seminar, I knew this work was my calling. - Sepi Aeen, MPT