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Curriculum Vitae

Ross A. Bergfalk
Myofascial
and
Complete Decongestive Therapist
Professional Experience
CEO and Myofascial Therapist,
Integrated Soft Tissue Therapies Inc., Maple Grove, MN.
Yoga Instructor, Escalate Dance in Maple Grove, MN
Myofascial  Therapist, Broman Chiropractic in Maple Grove, MN.
Myofascial  Therapist, ChiroCenters in Robbinsdale, MN.
Myofascial  Therapist,  Northstar Neurological Pain Care in Brooklyn Park, MN.
Education
Bio – Kinetics Health Restoration
Dr. Lawrence Newsum, Los Angeles, CA October 2009
Yoga Alliance Certification
Yoga Center. Minneapolis, MN  current
Yoga For Healing.  Upper Back and Low Back
Gary Kraftsow, Pasadena, CA  April 2007
Yoga for Optimum Health
Gary Kraftsow, Pasadena, CA  April 2007
Yin Yoga
Paul Grilley,  Yoga Center. Minneapolis, MN  August 2006
Nutritional Management Of The Underlying Causes Of Chronic Disease
Jeffrey Bland, PhD. Minneapolis, MN. March  2000.
Health Realization, Training for Trainers,
Instructors : Joseph Bailey, MA and Mavis Karn, MA. LSW
Minneapolis, MN  Sept. 1999 – May 2000
The Rehabilitation Revolution
MN Chiropractic Association, Duluth.  Oct.21-24, 1999
Speakers / Workshops :  M.M. Panjabi  PhD,  C. Liebenson DC., S.Chapman DC., C. Skaggs DC. , R. Lardner PT, C. Defranca DC.
Topics in Myofascial Pain Diagnosis and Treatment
Minneapolis, MN  May 1999.   Speakers/ Workshops : R. Gerwin MD.,
B. Anderson PT. , E. Larkam MA. and S.Yue MD.
Stott Matt Intensive Certification, Pilates Based Method
Minneapolis, MN  April 1999
Health Realization Foundations I and II
Presented by Authors Joseph Bailey, MA. and Mavis Karn, MA. LSW
Bemidji Interagency Training Exchange Bemidji, MN. March  and August 1999
Complete Decongestive Physiotherapy Certification, Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique), Bandaging, Therapeutic Activities and Procedures
Lerner Lymphedema Services Academy of Lymphatic Studies
San Francisco, CA  May 1998.  Joichim Zuther PT.
Myofascial/ Osseous Integration : Lumbar/Pelvic Region
Myofascial Release Treatment Centers and Seminars
Minneapolis, MN May 1997
Neuromuscular Therapy for Pain Mechanisms of the Low Back
St. John Neuromuscular Pain Relief Institute
Minneapolis, MN November 1996
Myofascial Release I
Myofascial Release Treatment Centers and Seminars , John Barnes PT.
Minneapolis, MN  April 1996
Myofascial Mobilization
Myofascial Release Treatment Centers and Seminars ,. Brian Barnes MT.
Minneapolis, MN September 1995
Massage Practitioner
Minneapolis School of Massage and Bodywork
Minneapolis, MN  September 1995
Bachelor of Arts  with Major in Biology and Minors in Chemistry and Mathematics
Bethel College  St. Paul, MN   May 1983
Speaking
Myofascial Release and Chiropractic, Nov. 29, 2000
Northwestern Health Sciences University, Sports Council Presentation
Introduction to Myofascial Release, Jan. 22, 2001
Northwestern Health Sciences University, Sports Council Presentation
Upper Back Pain Techniques, Feb. 5, 2001
Northwestern Health Sciences University, Sports Council Presentation
Treatment  for Headaches, Feb. 12, 2001
Northwestern Health Sciences University, Sports Council Presentation
Low Back Pain Techniques, Feb. 26, 2001
Northwestern Health Sciences University, Sports Council Presentation
The Integrated Office, Mar. 5, 2001
Northwestern Health Sciences University, Sports Council Presentation
Myofascial Release Techniques, Jan. 28 and Feb 4 2002
Northwestern Health Sciences University, Sports Council Presentation

Professional Experience

Myofascial Therapist and CEO, Integrated Soft Tissue Therapies Inc., Maple Grove, MN. (current)

Adjunct Faculty, National American University. Roseville, MN.

Yoga Instructor, Escalate Dance in Maple Grove, MN

Myofascial  Therapist, Broman Chiropractic in Maple Grove, MN. (current)

Myofascial  Therapist, ChiroCenters in Robbinsdale, MN.

Myofascial  Therapist,  Northstar Neurological Pain Care in Brooklyn Park, MN.

Education

The Revolutionary Practice of Mind Body Medicine

Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

October 2011

Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification (RYT 200)

Yoga Center. Minneapolis, MN  

January 2011

Kinesiology Applied to Functional Medicine

Robert Rakowski, DC, CCN, DABCN, DIBAK Bloomington MN

January 2010

Bio – Kinetics Health Restoration

Dr. Lawrence Newsum, Los Angeles, CA

October 2009

Yoga For Healing.  Upper Back and Low Back

Gary Kraftsow, Pasadena, CA

April 2007

Yoga for Optimum Health

Gary Kraftsow, Pasadena, CA

April 2007

Yin Yoga

Paul Grilley,  Yoga Center.

Minneapolis, MN  August 2006

Nutritional Management Of The Underlying Causes Of Chronic Disease

Jeffrey Bland, PhD.

Minneapolis, MN. March  2000.

Health Realization, Training for Trainers,

Instructors : Joseph Bailey, MA and Mavis Karn, MA. LSW

Minneapolis, MN  Sept. 1999 – May 2000

The Rehabilitation Revolution

Speakers / Workshops :  M.M. Panjabi  PhD,  C. Liebenson DC., S.Chapman DC., C. Skaggs DC. , R. Lardner PT, C. Defranca DC.

Duluth.  Oct.21-24, 1999

Topics in Myofascial Pain Diagnosis and Treatment

Speakers/ Workshops : R. Gerwin MD., B. Anderson PT. , E. Larkam MA. and S.Yue MD.

Minneapolis, MN  May 1999.

Stott Matt Intensive Certification, Pilates Based Method

Minneapolis, MN  April 1999

Health Realization Foundations I and II

Presented by Authors Joseph Bailey, MA. and Mavis Karn, MA. LSW

Bemidji Interagency Training Exchange Bemidji, MN. March  and August 1999

Complete Decongestive Physiotherapy Certification, Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique),

Bandaging, Therapeutic Activities and Procedures

Lerner Lymphedema Services Academy of Lymphatic Studies,   Joichim Zuther PT.

San Francisco, CA  May 1998.

Myofascial/ Osseous Integration : Lumbar/Pelvic Region

Myofascial Release Treatment Centers and Seminars

Minneapolis, MN May 1997

Neuromuscular Therapy for Pain Mechanisms of the Low Back

St. John Neuromuscular Pain Relief Institute

Minneapolis, MN November 1996

Myofascial Release I

Myofascial Release Treatment Centers and Seminars , John Barnes PT.

Minneapolis, MN  April 1996

Myofascial Mobilization

Myofascial Release Treatment Centers and Seminars ,. Brian Barnes MT.

Minneapolis, MN September 1995

Massage Practitioner

Minneapolis School of Massage and Bodywork, Minneapolis, MN

September 1995

Bachelor of Arts  with Major in Biology and Minors in Chemistry and Mathematics

Bethel College  St. Paul, MN

May 1983

Speaking

Myofascial Release and Chiropractic, Nov. 29, 2000

Northwestern Health Sciences University, Sports Council Presentation

Introduction to Myofascial Release, Jan. 22, 2001

Northwestern Health Sciences University, Sports Council Presentation

Upper Back Pain Techniques, Feb. 5, 2001

Northwestern Health Sciences University, Sports Council Presentation

Treatment  for Headaches, Feb. 12, 2001

Northwestern Health Sciences University, Sports Council Presentation

Low Back Pain Techniques, Feb. 26, 2001

Northwestern Health Sciences University, Sports Council Presentation

The Integrated Office, Mar. 5, 2001

Northwestern Health Sciences University, Sports Council Presentation

Myofascial Release Techniques, Jan. 28 and Feb 4 2002

Northwestern Health Sciences University, Sports Council Presentation