Who We Are

JULIE O’DAY, LMT, BCMTB, specializes in chronic pain relief through movement and manual therapy. She has a thorough understanding of anatomy, extensive experience in treating musculoskeletal pathologies, and years of study in Iyengar yoga, Alexander technique and GYROTONIC® Training. Her treatment approach is a “working theory of dysfunction” developed with knowledge of the clients history pathology, lifestyle and movement habits in combination with building the clients understanding of the mechanisms of injury and healing and a program of home care. ...more

ALLISON WALACAVAGE discovered pilates and GYROTONIC® while looking for ways to strengthen the core and correct muscle imbalances as a dancer. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Holyoke College, she worked as a grant writer for arts and cultural organizations and taught Pilates on the side, eventually certifying in STOTT® Pilates in 2008. Looking to delve deeper into movement and break away from her desk job, Allison went on to certify in GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® in 2010. Since then she has worked primarily in rehabilitation settings, designing post-rehab programs that emphasize movement re-education, functional movement, and mind-body awareness.

SHARON REYNOLDS, PT specializes in orthopedic physical therapy and helps her patients increase strength, decrease pain and improve their ability to move well. She brings 29 years of professional experience to her practice and follows a progressive, whole-body approach to patient treatment, training and recovery. Though she is versed in all aspects of orthopedic physical therapy, Sharon has a particularly strong interest in foot and ankle biomechanics – an interest that she developed after suffering a near fatal automobile accident in 1999 that severely injured her ankle and lower leg. Though doctors questioned ...more

 

HEATHER VAUGHAN-SOUTHARD, MFA, is a movement designer and educator who uses movement to help clients connect with themselves, with others, and with the human experience. With the approach of teaching movement as a liberal art and an empathy-based process, she creates dynamic movement experiences that reintegrate the whole person physically, cognitively, and socially-emotionally.

She was named a Chris Clark Fellow by the ACGL in support of her researched-based curriculum, Creative Self- Care, a practice that employs therapuetic pilates, somatic dance, and ...more

BOB TEACHOUT has been practicing the internal arts of tai chi, qigong and meditation for over 35 years. In 2002, he began teaching to promote the many health benefits of regular practice. His writings on the internal arts have been published locally as well as in international journals. In addition to weekly classes at O’DayMMT, Bob is available for workshops and speaking engagements.

 

 

 
SUSAN KIEFFER has been a part of the O’Day MMT community since 2013 as a student of Gyrokinesis and Strength in Motion, Tai Chi for Beginners instructor and Restorative Energy Balancing Practitioner. Currently her varied roles include teaching the Wednesday 12:00 Strength in Motion class and building the studio’s presence through social media. She enjoys a variety of creative pursuits; her paintings and jewelry are available at galleries in Lansing and Grand Rapids.

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