About Dana Bregman
About Dana Bregman
Born and educated in Israel and the US, Dana completed her military service followed by a 4-year degree in physiotherapy from the Tel Aviv University, Israel, 1989. She is a chartered physiotherapist, a fully certified APPI Pilates instructor and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, HPCP. Dana has completed a vast array of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) on fascia and Visceral Manipulation taught by some of the leading figures in the field, including Robert Schleip of Ulm University, a renowned Rolfer, yoga teacher and researcher, and John F Barnes, Physiotherapist, international lecturer, author and authority on Myofascial Release, and a visionary of the highest calibre.
With over 30 years in a wide variety of clinical settings, including working in leading NHS hospitals, in the community, in care homes, wheelchair services and in mental health, she now works as a private practitioner providing physiotherapy, predominantly as a Myofascial Release specialist.
Dana has an interest in persistent (chronic) pain, postural management, ergonomics, movement, hyper mobility and women's health. Her experience and holistic approach enable Dana to work well with those with complex and long-term conditions including Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia.
In 2009 Dana completed her first course on Myofascial Release or MFR, with the amazing John Annan and she was converted! Since then, she has attended nearly 30 courses and workshops on fascia which have both deepened her understanding and refined her skills. Dana finds this gentle form of hands-on intervention extremely rewarding in terms of it's lasting pain relief and increased wellbeing of her clients, especially those with long term chronic pain which have not responded to other modalities.
More recently, Dana trained with John F Barnes MFR in the US. This enhanced the potency of her treatments immensely bringing extra dimensions to treatments. It has been especially valuable for clients who carry old traumas, often subconscious, which manifest as physical pain. Symptoms have been relieved when no other intervention has been successful.
Combining intuition, energy and hands-on techniques, with extensive knowledge in other healing modalities makes Dana's sessions a wholesome experience. Dana treats the body as a whole and strives to uncover and treat the cause rather than the symptom.
Dana's ongoing training as a physiotherapist, and her growing interest in the new trends in science, mind-body connections, and energy work enable her to support and direct clients in exploring further avenues which will support their healing journey.
She adapts exercises to suit clients of all age groups and abilities and integrates this into the healing journey. She also teaches Pilates as a form of rehabilitation following injuries, for those with a diagnosis of Osteoporosis and for those recuperating from a long-term illness, whether physical or mental.
Working in Mental Health and her special interest in Trauma Informed Therapies sharpened her insight into the effects of trauma on the body, and she can draw on both physical and psychological strategies to inspire and motivate change.
She is currently training to be a Therapeutic Coach and has completed some EFT training too.
Dana believes that education is crucial in motivating and empowering people to take control over their health and wellbeing. Communication and feedback are key, so clients feel heard, respected and supported throughout their healing journey. Dana's personal approach and enthusiasm have earned excellent results with people of all ages.