My journey has given me the tools I need to understand the body’s neuromuscular foundations and to help people feeling pain, lack of mobility or weakness regain function and strength.
What I do
I take a multimodal approach to healing and strengthening the body, mind and spirit.
CHAD KOCH, MAT® SPECIALIST, HEAD INSTRUCTOR
Architect + Athlete = Healer
I have been a lifelong athlete. I was a 3-4 sport athlete in high school with hockey, soccer, cross country and track. I continued playing hockey through college. While studying architecture, I joined a Tae Kwon Do club. I continued to practice martial arts after graduating.
A knee injury playing indoor soccer in 2006 lead me to yoga. I used yoga to rehabilitate and strengthen my knee. I recognized the long-term limitations I would face in Tae Kwon Do and started learning Tai Chi in 2009.
I started my professional teaching and training career while still in college. I became certified to teach Tae Kwon Do in 2000.
In late 2008, after a short career as an architect, I took the leap to teaching full time. I quickly built up my class schedule and added yoga and Tai Chi in 2011 and 2012. I apprenticed with Nancy Fox of Fine Line Yoga in Hatha Yoga and Yoga for Scoliosis classes from 2010-2018, and Gabriel Halpern of Yoga Circle in Gentle and Level 2-3 classes from 2010-2015.
I became certified as a Muscle Activation Techniques® specialist in 2018 and went on to complete all Master level classes. I also completed classes with Muscle Energy Techniques and Postural Restoration Institute. I added an ACE Personal Training certification in 2019.
I love to continue learning about the mechanics and function of the body as well as helping people feel healthy and strong. I look forward to completing a Master level certification in MAT and continuing my studies in MET and PRI.
classes and certifications
I continue to expand my knowledge of healing techniques in MAT, MET and PRI.
MUSCLE ACTIVATION TECHNIQUES® SPECIALIST
MAT® MASTers TRUNK AND SPINE CLASS
MAT® MASTers WRIST AND HAND CLASS
MAT® MASTers UPPER BODY CLASS
MAT® MASTers foot function CLASS
MAT® MASTers CERVICAL FUNCTION CLASS
MAT® MASTers LOWER BODY CLASS
MUSCLE ENERGY TECHNIQUES M1 - PELVIS/SACRUM/LUMBAR SPINE CLASS
ACE PERSONAL TRAINER CERTIFICATION
POSTURAL RESTORATION INSTITUTE - PELVIC RESTORATION CLASS
MUSCLE ENERGY TECHNIQUES M2 - THORACIC/CERVICAL SPINE AND SHOULDER COMPLEX
I feel like I have two legs, which is awesome!
A week later and I still feel good and I’m walking a lot. I feel so much better after seeing Chad. My knee is getting stronger!
I don’t feel as sore from dance and gymnastics.
With every visit I am feeling better. Chad has amazing knowledge about the physical body. He is also very kind, considerate and gentle.
Chad was both very enjoyable and very professional. He was attentive to my various health and fitness goals and helped me craft a fitness plan to fit my busy schedule. During the session, he monitored and adjusted the plan to best fit how I was feeling. Afterward, I felt refreshed and good for the rest of the day. Looking forward to continuing with sessions every week.
Chad is a magician! I recommend him to my students of yoga, based on the work he has done with my sacrum, cervical spine, and shoulder. He is keeping me going, along with my yoga practice, and helps me keep up with my work as a yoga therapist. He is knowledgeable, and a technician as well as a healer! Thank you for your help and great conversation about the body during my appointment.
Came in on crutches, walked out without them. Amazing, thank you!
When you’re in pain, you always have a bit of skepticism as to trying yet another treatment or suggestion. After just one visit with Chad, I was able to move more freely than expected. A little discomfort sleeping the first night, but freely able to walk and do stairs before bed and again upon rising the next day. I look forward to my next visit.
I feel Chad is getting to the cause of my issues rather than just addressing the effects.
After each session I am amazed at the progress I’ve made. I only wish I had started them sooner!
Chad is very knowledgeable and provides an accommodating space. He answered my questions throughout the process and provided advice about how I could improve the areas worked on outside of the session.
Chad is impressive at keeping up with new and innovative practice. He constantly looks for better ways to help his clients.
With every visit I think I get a little stronger and more confident that I can live a reduced pain life with improved mobility.
What I like about Chad is that he can address my scoliosis and my frozen shoulder at the same time, and understand how each affects the other. His patient, knowledgeable work is helping me mitigate pain and get my mobility back.
Please feel free to reach out if you have questions or want to schedule an appointment.
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