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Seminar Instructors

Pediatric Myofascial Release Instructors

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.

Judith A. Rosevear-Pusey, M.S., OTR/L

Graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy and is a graduate of Butler University with a Master’s Degree in Special Education, specialty in Learning Difficulties and Emotional Disorders.

She has attended numerous courses on Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) and Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT), Nutrition, feeding difficulties, and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. She has successfully completed and repeated all of the John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Seminars and is considered an Expert Level Therapist in Myofascial Release. She has practiced Myofascial Release since 1989 in her private practice, Diversified Movement Therapy, outpatient rehabilitation centers, and early intervention programs in the home. She is licensed in Indiana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon. She presently resides and practices in the Seattle Washington area.

She has practiced in Pediatrics for 48 years and has stayed current in trends of practicing utilizing myofascial release techniques as her primary modality with newborns to adult clients with orthopedic, neurological, feeding, vestibular, behavioral and sensory issues. She also utilizes her expertise in Sensory Integration (SI), Feldenkrais, feeding and home exercises utilizing MFR principles for stretching and strengthening.

She has presented at numerous conferences, colleges and for John F. Barnes 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.

Jeannie Miranda PT, C/NDT

Jeannie graduated from Quinnipiac University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy and an acknowledged minor in Psychology. With over 30 years of pediatric experience, she has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including pediatric hospitals, NICU, early intervention, outpatient and school settings.

A lifelong learner, Jeannie is uniquely trained as a manual pediatric physical therapist incorporating multiple methods of healing in her treatment approach, with Myofascial Release as the basis. Jeannie specializes in John F. Barnes Myofascial Release. She is an expert MFR practitioner working at ‘The Sanctuary’ in Malvern, PA. She has also served as an assistant teacher with John Barnes at his seminars.

Jeannie received her Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Treatment Certification (C/NDT) in 1989. Her other trainings include Craniosacral Fascial Therapy (CFT), Strain/Counter Strain, muscle energy, Reiki and several children’s yoga methodologies including Special Child Yoga, Child Light Yoga and Grounded Kids Yoga. In 2013, she received her 200 level Registered Yoga Teacher training.

Jeannie is passionate about the effectiveness of MFR and believes in the body’s natural ability to heal. By using MFR as the basis of treatment in combination with other methods of healing, the treatment effects of other modalities are enhanced allowing for the root cause of dysfunction to be addressed. Her diverse pediatric PT background, experience and unique training allow her to treat clients with skill, empathy and intuition.