My treatments combine several disciplines of manual therapy, the latest insights from pain science, and a significant focus on mind management. Specifically, how your thought patterns and habits relate to how you experience your body. Working with me requires a willingness to explore your health and well being from a variety of perspectives in order to get the most out of what is being offered. Those with high levels of curiosity about themselves and the world around them, along with a high willingness to change, see dramatic shifts in the experience of their bodies and their perception of self.
I have spent the last 15 years studying and honing my craft in private practice. My studies have primarily been at The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration and the Osteopathic College of Ontario. Constant continuing education has been and continues to be both a passion and a lifestyle. I have studied a full spectrum of advanced manual therapies, from extremely gentle, indirect cranio-sacral techniques to intense Rolfing® techniques. In between those extremes I have studied visceral (organ) techniques, nerve release techniques, movement therapies, and many others.
In May of 2017, I changed places in the classroom and began the teaching phase of my career. I have launched international programs in India and The Philippines (www.GlobalSI.org), and I travel there to teach quarterly. As such, it is best to contact me in advance to schedule your treatments so that I may best coordinate your needs with those of my classroom based students.
For my full bio, please refer to the faculty page of my school, Global SI:
Derek also serves on the Faculty of the Pacific Center for Awareness and Bodywork (PCAB) located on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i. For more information about those programs, visit
Adults and children ages 13 and older:
- $350 (75 minutes)
-$250 (30-45 minutes)
These sessions are shorter because I have found that their young nervous systems cannot integrate the same amount of therapeutic input.
- $100 (15-30 minutes)
- $0 (Free, if one of the parents are active clients.)
NOTE: Derek is primarily focusing on teaching these days. As such, he is only treating a limited number of people on the North Shore of Kaua'i, and is no longer accepting new clients in Florida.