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Seminar Instructors

Myofascial Mobilization Workshop Instructors

Dave Frederick, RN, CMT

Dave has been an RN since 1974 and a CMT, through the NCBTMB, since 1999. He started taking MFR classes in 1997 and completed all of John's courses by 1998. Since then he has repeated most courses and has been an instructor with John F. Barnes, PT. In 1999 he left hospital-based nursing and now has a busy full time MFR practice in Port Huron Michigan. Dave has been very involved in health education teaching through his career. 1974 to present RN licensed by the State of Michigan, License number 4704106539. 1999 to present NCBTMB certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork, NCBTMB number 154922-00. 1999 to present Professional member of AMTA, AMTA number 93334. 1992 to 2000 Certified Provider and Instructor/Trainer for the following Basic Life Support (CPR), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Trauma Nursing, Advanced Trauma, Nursing, Emergency Pediatric Nursing.

Bryan Kuss, RMT

Bryan graduated from the Northern Institute of Massage in 1991, from a 2200 hour program. He also taught at the same school after he graduated and still teaches at the Massage School in Saskatoon. He is a Registered Massage Therapist in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada with MTAS, License #97-0192. Bryan has studied Myofascial Release with John F. Barnes since 1995 and has assisted the Myofascial Release Seminar Series for more than 10 years.

Bryan has an extensive background in the field of bodywork; Paul St. John NMT, Sports Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Therapeutic Touch, Muscle energy work and is also a certified Hanna Somatic Educator in movement therapy. Bryan has been the owner and operator of Soma Massage and Myofascial Treatment Centre for more than 25 years. He specializes in the John F. Barnes Approach to Myofascial Release, has completed all of John Barnes’ training and continues to study and work extensively with the Myofascial Release Seminars.

Celia McDermott, LPTA, LMT

While raising her three children, Celia graduated with honors from Floyd College in Georgia, becoming a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. She worked in the field of pediatrics from 1998- 2007. In 2005, she participated in her first Myofascial Release series of classes with John F. Barnes, and could not believe what she was feeling under her hands, then the difference in her patients by bringing Myofascial Release into her sessions with children. She soon worked on and received her LMT license, to open her own practice, Atlanta Myofascial Release.

A rehab professional since 1998, Celia has extensive experience working with people of all ages, including babies, children, and people with special needs. Her clinical experience includes children's rehab, neuro rehab, orthopedic clinics, and private practice. With Georgia PTA and LMT licenses, she has been a John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach® therapist since 2005 and a seminar instructor since 2010. She loves being able to provide a safe, non-judgmental space to help people regain their health with Myofascial Release. She feels that the Barnes’ MFR Approach has been a calling, the missing link, and has dramatically changed her life.

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.