Founder & President, Polestar Pilates International
A licensed Physical Therapist and Orthopedic Certified Specialist for more than 13 years, Brent is a leading authority in performing arts medicine and Pilates-evolved techniques for rehabilitation. He lectures widely at national and international symposia and consults with physical therapy companies, universities, and other educational bodies throughout the world. In addition, he owns and operates one of the nations most comprehensive Pilates conditioning and physical therapy centers. This highly successful studio has become the model for many other Pilates studio worldwide.
Brent received his degree in physical therapy at University of California, San Francisco in 1989 and his PhD in Physical Therapy at the University of Miami in 2005. He currently serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Miami, Division of Physical Therapy. His doctoral thesis explored the impact of Pilates rehabilitation on chronic low back pain using psycho-emotional wellness and quality of life measures. Brent has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1987 and he formerly served as President of its Performing Arts Special Interest Group. He is also a longtime member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science.
Specialties:Physical Therapist: specialize in spine pathology, low back pain, performance enhancement, performing artist.
Educator: Master Pilates teacher and lecturer. Adjunct professor University of Miami Physical Therapy Department.