KEREN CAHN PT, PRC, NGP
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SPORTS and MOVEMENT THERAPIST
I have the honor of being the first physical therapist certified in Postural Restoration in the state of California! In addition to extensive expertise in sports rehab, orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation, I am a passionate student of the science of Postural Restoration.
I have enjoyed a wide variety of PT experience over 25+ years: heading a interdisciplinary head injury/spinal cord team, chronic pain program, sports medicine, orthopedic and neurologically involved acute and outpatient. I have extensive neurological training in PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation.) Additionally, I volunteered with a high school cross country team, consulted for a Hong Kong dance company and worked in rural health care serving an indigenous tribe in Mexico.
“True things bear the watermark of simplicity; the obvious hidden in plain sight. Those who find it often do so accidentally, by way of overturning assumptions.”
After 2 decades of of hands-on work with the human body, foundational
assumptions of the biomechanical model came under scrutiny when I stumbled upon the science of the Postural Restoration Institute. Now I have an integrated framework from which all my interventions makes sense, respect multiple systems and allow me to address the "why" behind the "what." Simple and obvious, these “true things” are now integral to my view and treatment of the human body. Here are a few of the basics:
* If you cannot breathe properly, you will not move properly.
* Not one human system (neurological, circulatory, respiratory..) is symmetrical.
It is only in the integration of multiple system imbalances that the human body achieves balance.
*When the ability to shift in and out of neutral is compromised, the body will compensate in such a way that every joint is affected. Over time, some joints will break down. Some muscles will not be able to shut off. This is pain and dysfunction.
TEACHING EVENTS - Sharing the Knowledge
Keren helped restore my knees so I could walk my dog in the woods. Then she reviewed my genetics and guided me with nutrigenomic remedies. I highly praise her work. She cares deeply about her clients. ~ Coby Kislik
When I went to Keren I just came from injections for meniscus tears. She worked with me to help balance my posture so that I could heal and maintain my body integrity. She's awesome.
~ George Washington
After 30 years or ballet my body was looking for some way to relax from the hard work of being on point. Keren taught me to regain my body's innate form and I've been doing the exercises she recommends every day, with ease.
~ Om Shanti
I never believed I would be able to walk without pain after my accident, but working with Keren gave me hope from our first meeting, and now, a year later, I can even run and ride my bike freely. I feel like Keren saved my live.
~ Bike Rider