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Movement Tools for Healthcare Practitioners-UCSF
UCSF Parnassus Medical Sciences Building
San Francisco, CA
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Nov 03, 2019 2:30 PM

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Student $30.00 ($32.49 w/service fee) Sales Ended
General $60.00 ($63.99 w/service fee) Sales Ended


Movement Tools for Healthcare Practitioners-UCSF
movement tools for healthcare practitioners

2.5 hour experiential introduction to concepts
high-yield movement education for you, your patients, and your community
quality of movement=quality of life

Some topics may Include:

The Movement Therapeutic Order
Why we need a paradigm shift with approaching human movement
Movement mindset vs Exercise/Fitness Mindset
Most effective protocols for developing mobility (flexibility + strength)
Combating Sitting is the New Smoking
Building an intelligent spine
Correcting Shoulder Dysfunction
Techniques for Digestive Health and Blood Sugar Regulation 
Movement progressions for elderly populations
Tools for Releasing Excess Tension and Stored Trauma
Novelty and Neuroplasticity
Balance, coordination, and the cerebellar connections
Simples ways to make your environment more conducive to movement

event details:

Sunday November 3rd from 2:30-5pm
UCSF Parnassus Medical Sciences Building,
513 Parnassus Ave
Room S-157


general:  $60
student:  $30
**scholarships available for those in financial need.  Please contact for more information-you will not be turned away due to lack of funds..  

Testimonials from the first Movement Tools for Healthcare Practitioners

David is an experienced teacher, skilled mover, curious student, and playful human. His love of movement and passion to continue expanding his toolset through his body and mind are clear, and he enthusiastically shares what he has learned with his students. I am grateful he has done all the work (so I don't have to) and distilled a lot of researched/tested/proven information into digestible pieces that I can easily apply to my own movement practice, and share with my clients to help them regain mobility and ease in their bodies. I also love that the structure of his workshops encourage presence, focus, lots of movement and sweating and playing, and connection/interaction with other people. I think this was the only full-day class I have attended where I never got bored and my attention didn't start to wander, even in the afternoon. This is a testament to the intelligent structure of the event and David's awareness and adaptability as a teacher. 

This workshop offered a thorough, accessible, and experiential approach to integrating basic movement medicine into your healthcare practice- for your clients and for yourself.  David's vision of a better life for us all by practicing and sharing dynamic movement is inspiring and the benefits are immediately palpable. This workshop provided me with a basic movement medicine framework to talk about with a client, along with various movement studies that can be scaled for the absolute beginner to advanced movement makers.  We walked away with a simple blueprint of how to prescribe movement medicine along with the direct experience of its benefits- seeing, doing, and feeling will lead to believing. The workshop was delightful, well balanced, and I highly recommend for anyone interested in health and well-being.


David Gallina is a Naturopathic Medical Student at Bastyr University specializing in human movement and functional neurology.  He has presented workshops at Harvard Medical School, International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation 2017-2019 annual conferences and received their Student of the Year award, and teaches regular movement classes and special events in Seattle.  While in school, he has studied under the Ido Portal Method for the past 5+ years, become a Functional Range Conditioning certified Mobility Specialist, completed over 600 hours of continuing education in functional neurology/functional medicine/physical medicine, and created his own movement education company.  He practices dance, martial arts, circus arts, climbing, and lots more.


UCSF Parnassus Medical Sciences Building (View)
513 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94143
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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