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Jessica L. Molleur is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and massage therapist in Massachusetts and California.  She currently maintains a private acupuncture practice in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, which was awarded Best Acupuncture Center by Boston Magazine. Areas of specialty include women's health, pregnancy, infertility, pediatrics, and sports medicine. Jessica also serves as a health care consultant for integrative medical institutes, infertility centers, and green spas.

Prior to her consulting work, Jessica founded an integrative health center in Boston. The eco-friendly center was one of the first twenty-five companies certified as a Sustainable Business Leader in Boston. The center was the recipient of several awards, including Mayor Menino's Green Business Award, a multiple recipient of Boston Business Journal's Best Workplace, Boston Magazine's Best of Boston Award for Massage Therapy as well as Best Acupuncturists in Boston, Best Eco-Friendly Massage, Eco-Beauty Bar, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Workout.

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Pilates and the Olympic Edge, Part II

From the desk of Kristen M. Reynolds, PT, DPT, PMA®-CPT...

In Part I of this blog series, I profiled how golden girls Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings commend the Pilates Method for improving their strength, power, and performance on the beach volleyball court. You can watch their London debut on NBC on Saturday, July 28 at 11 pm.
Another veteran Olympian and heavily decorated American woman devoted to Pilates is swimmer Natalie Coughlin. Unlike May-Treanor and Walsh-Jennings, you will have to have your coffee ready to watch her 4x100-meter freestyle relay qualification race at 7:16 am ET on Saturday morning. Coughlin started taking Pilates for 12 years ago at the age of 17 and has been very public about her practice. Here are some fun facts and quotes from Coughlin over the years:
Best of luck to Natalie Coughlin as she pursues her 12th Olympic medal and the opportunity to tie fellow swimmers Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres for most medals won by an American woman in history in her third and final Olympic Games!
Check back soon to find out how other members of Team USA will have the Pilates edge in the pool over the next few weeks!
Kristen Reynolds, DPT, CPT
Certified Pilates Teacher and Physical Therapist

Kristen Reynolds earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science from James Madison University in 2006 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2009. While practicing in orthopedics and sports medicine, a mentor introduced her to the Pilates Method and she has since pursued comprehensive certification to compliment her clinical interests. She has studied with Balanced Body, Peak Pilates, and most recently Balancepoint Pilates. She is an active member of the Pilates Method Alliance, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy Sections, as well as the APTA of Massachusetts Shoulder and Manual Physical Therapy Special Interest Groups.

Always interested in sports and fitness, she is a former YMCA and Junior Olympic gymnast, coach, and ACE personal trainer. Integrating the Pilates principles and Mat, Reformer, and Cadillac repertoire into her physical therapy practice has produced successful rehabilitation outcomes for a wide variety of patients, including adolescents, elite athletes and dancers, and individuals with chronic orthopedic conditions. Kristen utilizes this alternative therapeutic approach to improve muscle performance and joint mobility, correct posture and alignment, enhance body awareness, and create an evenly conditioned body that is more resilient to extremity and spinal injury. She greatly enjoys designing programs to target personal goals, educating clients to incorporate Pilates into their daily activities, and teaching small group classes.

Book online for any private session or mat class in our Boston Pilates studio or contact OMBE for additional information.

 

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