After several injuries, I finally went to see a chiropractor and was impressed by his approach to treatment of musculoskeletal pain. With this experience in mind, I enrolled in chiropractic college and I received my Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer West Chiropractic College in 1997.
Since then, I have devoted my career to the prevention and recovery of back pain.
I created and co-produced the Allaire Back Fitness television series, which can be seen on PBS stations throughout the U.S.
Allaire Back Fitness teaches movement mechanics and alignment exercise progressions, which lead to resilient function and health. The Spanish version of the series, Espaldas Sanas, is currently in production. www.AllaireBackFitness.com.
In 1999, I had the interesting experience of providing care for the cast of the Miss Saigon National Touring Company.
Prior to becoming a chiropractor, I trained numerous group exercise and personal training instructors through continuing education workshops for the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America and the American Council on Exercise. I was a licensing examiner for the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America. I maintained my own personal training business and worked with the West Coast Regional Educational Director of the National Academy of Sports Medicine through Balanced Approach. I also worked as fitness director, in charge of staff education and programming, for Warner Center Club in Los Angeles.
I trained as a professional dancer in jazz & ballet for over 20 years. I consistently do my own Allaire Back Fitness workout, because it reinforces a healthy foundation and it supports my active lifestyle. Plus, I really do practice what I preach!