Credentials

Experience That Makes a Difference

Lesley has more than 20 years of experience in teaching and coaching people how they can improve and maintain their health and wellness. She has received extensive education and training from a variety of influential teachers.

Additionally, Lesley helps educate and train healthcare professionals about pelvic health and function. She has collaborated with Nell Tharpe, MS, CNM, CRNFA, FACNM on pelvic health and wellness for the “Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery and Women’s Health” and been a presenter at the annual meeting of the Maine chapter of the American College of Certified Nurse Midwives. She is also a teaching assistant for Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. 

Degrees

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, University of New England, 2008
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Fitness, Cum Laude, Springfield College, 1984

Certifications

  • Dry Needling Therapist, Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatments, 2018
  • Manual Therapy for Survivors of Cancer, 2018
  • Evaluation and Exercise Prescription for Survivors of Cancer, 2018
  • Fascial Fitness Trainer, Fascial Fitness Association, 2015
  • Movement and Postural Analyst, Kinesis, 2011
  • 200 hour Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher Training, 1998
  • Natural Gourmet Institute of Food and Health, 1993
  • Advanced Physical Fitness Specialist, YMCA, 1983

Continuing Education Courses and Training Programs

  • Ongoing advanced specialist pelvic health courses through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and Pelvic Guru Academy
  • Midwifery Skills Perineal Preservation and Repair with Nell Tharpe, MS, CNM, CRNFA, 2019
  • The Female Pelvis and the Cycles of Life, Dr. Eden Fromberg and Thomas Myers, 2016
  • Exercise Programs for Frail Elderly, Andrea Perrea, MPT, DHS, GCS, CSCS, 2015
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care, Peggy Farrington, MPH, MHA, CDP, CADDCT, 2014
  • Integrated Neuromuscular Re-Education: Muscle Energy Therapy and Positional Release, 2014
  • A Total Approach for Treating Neck and Scapular Disorders, Cross Country Education, 2014
  • Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians for Yoga, Eli Thompson, Kinesis, 2009
  • Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians, Eli Thompson, Kinesis, 2009
  • 200 hour BKS Iyengar Yoga Center of Greater Boston, Teacher Training, Patricia Walden, 2003
  • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Mind/Body/Spirit: Medicine and the Arts, 2003
  • Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Labor and Birth Doula, Ballard House, Salt Institute Archive, 2001
  • Prenatal Yoga Training, Judith Lasater, 2000
  • Body Mind Centering and Yoga, 2000
  • Resonant Kinesiology Training Program, Caryn McHose, Richard Nessen, Susan Gallagher-Borg, 1999
  • Creative Healing Alternatives, Lucy Mahler, 1993.