I am not a huge fan of ‘About’ pages. Ask anyone who truly knows me and they will tell you, I do not enjoy talking about myself. Further, I find referring to myself in the third person to be very odd. However, I realize that you probably would prefer to know a few things about me. In order to help with that, I offer the following…
Brandon has a relentless passion for the human body and respects the body’s innate ability to heal. This passion has led to educational pursuits from the world’s leaders in health, rehabilitation, functional physiology/medicine, and performance enhancement. His focus is on the creation of regenerative programs integrating the very best in movement/rehabilitation, physiology, holistic nutrition, and the science of mind, to foster pain elimination and healing. With his guidance, Brandon empowers you to become your own best therapist and take back control over your own health and Life.
Born and raised in the town (it’s not large enough to be a city) of Maurice, in southern Louisiana, Brandon grew up in a culture that he would now describe as “less than optimal for the flowering of the human organism.” Any day ending in “y” was an excuse to drink something that numbs the senses, and the only requirement for selecting food was richness of taste and/or spice. Observing the dysfunctional lifestyle around him and within the system in charge of “health care,” Brandon set off to research with the some of the finest institutions and individuals on the planet – a journey that has been on-going since 1999.
Brandon’s typical client is someone who has been to a number of physicians for the same problem, likely received 2-3 different diagnoses, and has no real solution for the health problems or chronic pain that s/he lives with on a day-to-day basis. He works with local, national, and international clients who are in need of creating health and vitality, as well as eliminating acute and chronic pain.
Credentials & Study
Brandon has achieved accreditation, certification, and graduation in numerous disciplines related to the human body-mind. He has studied manual osteopathy (OMT), clinical rehabilitation, the ELDOA (created by Guy VOYER, D.O), corrective exercise, neuromuscular therapy (NMT), Trigenics and Therapeutic Neuro-Summation, kinesiology, holistic health, functional physiology and functional medicine, holistic nutrition, Traditional Chinese Medicine Food Cures, and many other applications of health.
Brandon continues to take numerous seminars and courses, earn various degrees and certifications, and learn from mentors and his own experience in order to provide his clients with world-class information and skills that foster true healing.
With Brandon’s extensive background in manual therapy, relational anatomy, movement, and physiology, he will equip you with the tools you need to Create the Greatest version of yourSelf!
If interested in learning more about these disciplines in detail…feel free to continue reading.
Osteopathy (Manual Osteopathy / Osteopathic Manual Therapy)
Brandon is in the final stages of training in European Osteopathy through the National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada) and the National University of Medical Sciences (Spain). Once done with this 5,000+ hour program, Brandon will bring European-style, Manual Osteopathy to his area. Osteopathy focuses on the natural motion within the body’s structure and its relationship to function. An Osteopathic Manual Therapist learns how to restore health through the application of osteopathic principles and techniques in the practice of hands-on correction of the musculoskeletal system. Osteopathy emphasizes and considers the interrelationships of all physiological systems (neurological, respiratory, digestive, etc.). Although Osteopathy employs manual therapy it is more than just a set of techniques. It is a philosophy and a science based on sound principles founded by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still.
Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology (C.H.E.K.)
The C.H.E.K. Program is a 4 year, multi-level program designed to produce the highest quality rehabilitation and exercise professionals in the world. Brandon is currently a Level 3 (of 4) C.H.E.K. Practitioner. The Level 3 C.H.E.K. Practitioner is skilled in assessing the body to identify the source of pain and dysfunction. Based on developmental and survival reflexes, the Level 3 C.H.E.K. Practitioner can assess key cranial nerve functions, the temporomandibular joint and bite functions, cervical, lumbar, and shoulder biomechanics. Specific orthopedic physical assessment, joint range of motion and mechanics assessment, stretching, mobilizations, and corrective and rehabilitative program design and implementation are all mastered by Level 3 Practitioners. Level 3 C.H.E.K. Practitioners are masters at integrating assessment and corrective information and make an excellent team member in any medical practice handling complex orthopedic cases, as well as a member of any amateur or professional sports team where technical approaches to exercise and well-being are needed.
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)
Brandon has received training in MNT (American Version) for Cervico-Cranial-Mandibular Disorders (CCMD) with the NMT Center in Sarasota, Florida. This course extensively covers detailed anatomy, physiology, functions and dysfunctions of the head, including the TMJ, cervical muscles, whiplash, headaches, military neck, and craniomandibular pain, as well as common syndromes, surgical approaches, and step-by-step manual therapy routines.
ELDOA I SomaTrainer
Created by Guy Voyer, D.O., the ELDOA is a form of stretching and strengthening postural exercises that you can do yourself with the primary goal being to increase the space between a given articulation (joint). As the ELDOA “create” space, there is an improvement in joint mechanics, increased blood flow, reduced pressure on the discs, a reduction of pain, spinal disc rehydration, better muscle tone, improved posture, and improved sense of well-being and awareness.
Trigenics and Therapeutic NeuroSummation (Upper Extremity)
Trigenics is a neuro-kinetic, sensorimotor assessment, treatment and training system which instantly relieves pain and increases strength and movement. The complex procedures used in Trigenics retrain the way the brain communicates it’s movement and/or pain signals with the muscles of the body. The treatments are either manual or involve the use of instruments or exercise equipment. The beneficial effects are instantaneous and seen immediately. Trigenics utilizes recent advances in applied functional neurology, developed by its founder, Dr. Allan Oolo Austin, D.O. D.C., with new manual medicine procedures. With Trigenics your nervous system is influenced to reset the way your brain communicates with your body. If Trigenics is what is needed, individuals having suffered with physical pain syndromes and/or movement dysfunctions always see measurable results within the first few visits to a Trigenics Practitioner.
Holistic Health & Wellness
Brandon has been a board certified Holistic Health Practitioner with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners since 2005. There are many aspects in his receiving this distinction. Extensive education in holistic health, naturopathy, functional physiology, Traditional Chinese Medicine Food Cures, and holistic nutrition have been completed. Brandon completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health. In addition, he has completed an 18 month fellowship in Functional Lab Analysis with Dr. Daniel Bivens, former consulting physician with BioHealth Diagnostics, a functional medicine laboratory in Oregon. In addition, Brandon was on the Bivens Wellness Team as a Bivens Wellness Practitioner (BWP) for over a year prior to the passing of Dr. Bivens.