More About Tianna Meriage-Reiter

I have a great interest in chronic pain, as well as how nutrition, therapeutic yoga and lifestyle changes can be beneficial for restoring balance to the mind and body—making a few changes can make all the difference. And connecting the dots can be life changing.

 

Relevant Employment:

Current:

  • CEO and owner of Mind-Body Movement Center Physical Therapy Inc

  • Sub-contractor PT for Joint Academy, a Telehealth app which helps people with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. Ask me about how you can sign up.

  • Sub-contractor for RecoveryOne, a Virtual Home Exercise Program that includes Health Coaching. I screen participants for their pain and injury and set them up on an appropriate program. 

  • Teach weekly therapeutic yoga classes at Mastick Senior Center in Alameda. Substitute and volunteer for Veterans Yoga Project.  Now everything is online!

Past:

  • Fitstar by Fitbit—2014 to 2018: Consultant for Fitstar Yoga. Provided safe language for their yoga cues. And continue to design monthly Freestyle Yoga sessions, based on their platform.

  • Niroga Institute—2015-2018: Taught the Persistent Pain Module for Yoga Therapy Students. Included modern pain science integrated with Yoga philosophy and practices.

  • Ability Physical Therapy—2017-2018: per diem Home Health physical therapy

  • Gentiva Hospice- 2014-2017: on-call for care for hospice patients; providing evaluations for necessity of physical therapy and follow-ups as needed

  • Alameda Physical Therapy (partner clinic of Pacific PT), 2009-2018. Alameda- Was full time from 2009-2012. Continued to work very intermittent per diem until 2018. Responsible for evaluation and treatment of various populations and pathologies in an outpatient setting.

  • Pacific Physical Therapy (Pacific PT), Nov 2007-Jan 2009, Emeryville- Full time PT, outpatient clinic, Responsible for evaluation and treatment of various populations and pathologies in outpatient setting.

Education:

Mount Madonna Training Center, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, 2016-2017. Getting to the roots of yogic philosophy. Based on classical Ashtanga Yoga, which means Eight-limbed Yoga (ashta meaning eight, and anga meaning limb.) Each limb is addressed and asanas learned are taken from the Hatha Yoga system (referenced in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gherand Samita, and other Hatha yoga scriptures) as shared with us by their teacher, Baba Hari Dass. Ayurvedic assessment and practices were also part of the curriculum.

Integrative Women’s Health Institute, 2014-2016; Women’s Health Coach; WHC = Certificate in Health Coaching, lifestyle and nutrition as it regards to pelvic health, hormonal balance and women’s health through the ages

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Living Well Institute, North Carolina, 2008-2010; Medical Yoga Therapy Certification (MYT); Bridging Yoga Therapy to Physical Therapy to connect and help heal the whole person. Living Well Institute was founded by Ginger Garner as Living Well, Inc. in 2000. It became Professional Yoga Therapy Institute© in 2005, after she launched a nationwide interdisciplinary yoga therapist training program for medical providers in 2001. 

UC San Francisco/ San Francisco State Univ, 2004-2007; Doctorate of Physical Therapy (PT, DPT)

Mesa College, San Diego, 2000; Fitness Specialist Certification

UC San Diego, 1994-1998; BS in Animal Physiology & Neuroscience; Minor in Health Care & Social Issues; Played 4 years of collegiate basketball. 

Professional Affiliations:  International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Certified Yoga Therapist through IAYT (C-IAYT)

Volunteer Efforts:

Winter Special Olympics, Idaho, 2009; Healthy Athletes FunFitness, conducted brief evaluations of athletes and provided healthy tips for flexibility and strength

Susan G Komen Walk for Breast Cancer, 2008 & 2010; Medical Tent, conducted evaluation and treatments for participants for musculoskeletal injuries as well as applying first aid throughout the 3 days of the walk

RotaCare Bay Area, Inc, 2012; evaluated and treated patients at a free health clinic in San Leandro

Alameda Friendly Visitors, 2013-present; Visit a community member who is homebound and in need of companionship in Alameda, weekly to bi-weekly. A very rewarding experience. If you have time, consider signing up!

Donate Platelets Regular platelet donator, 1x/month with the American Red Cross. Consider donating!

Mind-Body Movement Center donates monthly to Women for Women International 

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