Founder, Physical Therapist and Massage Therapist
Adam’s professional credentials include Licensure in Physical Therapy (IL) and Massage Therapy (IL) & Fellow of Applied Functional Science (Gray Institute)(09). Some of his certifications include Level III practitioner of Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT), Enhance Running Technician, Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) & Functional-Neuro-Orthopedic Rehab (FNOR) provider. His professional career spans nearly two decades and includes clinical, management, consulting, education, performance/strength, and conditioning, as well as ownership roles.
Most recently, he is the author of REAL Movement: Perspective on Integrated Motion & Motor Control. His professional interests lie in a deeper understanding of human movement combined with manual medicine while creating innovative therapy and business paradigms that facilitate the growth of his patients and colleagues. Adam regularly presents to fitness and rehabilitation professionals nationally and internationally.
Personal Trainer, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Brian has over 18 years industry experience as a coach, industry educator, fitness director & high school strength and conditioning coach. He specializes in sports performance training for youth and adult athletes along with post rehabilitation training for those looking to move better and feel better.
Brian holds an MS in Applied Exercise Science & Sport Performance Training. Industry certifications include NSCA, EXOS, NSPA, IYCA, PTA Global, NASM, and Gray Institute.
Brian also serves on the Training & Education Advisory Board for Power Plate North America and previously was teaching faculty for PTA Global and Technogym USA. He is married to his wife Kathryn and lives in Chicago with their two daughters, Kierstin & Kassidy.
To learn more about Brian, visit his Instagram @brianlyons82
Manager, Massage Therapist, and Yoga Teacher
Jessica is a licensed massage therapist (IL) and registered yoga teacher. She holds certifications in integrative movement systems, functional range conditioning, kinstretch, and fascial movement taping.
She has managed a yoga studio, created and led teacher training programs, and most recently authored a continued education series for yoga teachers that focuses on movement education rather than conventional anatomy. She views herself as an educator for her clients and fellow teachers.
Her focus at REAL pt and The Movement Guild is on individualized client sessions and group classes. Jessica teaches yoga and kinstretch which is a mobility and joint training class. She also oversees community development and outreach initiatives, ensuring alignment between REAL pt’s vision and execution.
Jessica grew up bilingually in Germany and moved to the U.S. in her early 20’s. She graduated from UT Austin with a BA in Radio-Television-Film. She worked as an international news producer and broadcast operations manager before switching careers to focus on yoga and movement.
Contact Jessica for massage or yoga sessions: Jessica@realmovementpt.com
For more on Jessica, visit her Instagram @jessicacarlinlearning
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