My name is Mark DeJesus and I have been an Occupational Therapist since graduating from the Arizona School of Health Sciences in 1999. My early years of work was rooted in the traditional treatment approach that many therapists adopt, but I always felt something was missing.
My first CEU that opened my eyes was a joint mobilization course in 2002. I believe this course was the beginning of my hunger to learn how to become a healer, but still something was missing.
In 2005, I moved to Emporia, KS for a job as a staff OT at Holiday Resort, a long term care facility to mainly be closer to family. In 2007, my journey as a healer truly began. I was offered an opportunity to obtain a certification in Lymphedema Therapy and did so. The manual style of treatment greatly appealed to me, but something was still missing. In 2009, I became certified in Kinesio taping and this laid the groundwork of my understanding of fascia, of which I knew little.
After further self-study of fascia, I was supported by my facility to go to an MFR vacation series for MFR 1, Unwinding, and MFR 2 in September of 2014. Like many others, John’s teaching about fascia, and how the current medical model misses so much, resonated greatly with me. These 3 classes completely changed how I work with my residents and outpatients, as well as forged me into a different person in my daily interactions. It has given me new confidence and fueled me to take more MFR classes including: Fascial-Pelvis, Cervical-Thoracic, Quantum Leap, Rebounding, Women’s Health Seminar, Pediatrics, and a Skill Enhancement Seminar. I have also had the opportunity to assist at two classes. I am looking forward to continuing my training/understanding in Myofascial Release by taking and repeating all classes in the John Barnes Myofascial Release approach.
The JBMFR approach is a whole body approach that as we treat a patient's pain, we look elsewhere for the cause. It has been through this training that I have been able to work with patients in a way that my traditional training cannot, and I see my patients feeling better sooner and staying better longer. Contact me so that we can begin your healing journey.