Season 4, Episode 2 – Juan Nieto and Brent Anderson
Season 4 of The John Garey Show continues with Juan Nieto of Runity and Brent Anderson of Polestar Education. This a packed episode with great information and, of course, a lot of fun!
Juan Nieto PT, DO, PMA-CPT has been developing his career as a movement therapist and trainer. He started working intensively as manual therapist and this experience lead him to explore movement-related sciences as complement for his treatments. In 2002, he became a Polestar® Pilates certified instructor and he discovered the true potential of the Pilates method as a rehabilitation technique. From then Juan has been focused on researching and developing therapeutic applications within the Pilates environment in search of efficient movement and performance.
In 2004, Juan co-founded SLINGS, a movement-based clinic recognized as one of the best in Spain. In 2015 SLINGS opened a new Studio in Barcelona downtown.
Juan is the Polestar® licensee for Spain as well as Educator and Examiner. He is also a frequent international lecturer specialized in rehabilitation through movement and athletic performance.
In 2016, along with Brent Anderson and Blas Chamorro, Juan founded RUNITY, a Start Up created with the purpose of transforming the running industry, providing the runners the tools and knowledge they need to practice “painless running.”
PhD, PT, OCS
A licensed Physical Therapist and Orthopedic Certified Specialist, Brent is a leading authority in performing arts medicine and Pilates-evolved techniques for rehabilitation. He lectures widely at national and international symposia and consults with physical therapy companies, universities, and other educational bodies throughout the world. In addition, he is the President and CEO of Polestar Pilates Education and Polestar Pilates Center which is one of the nations most comprehensive Pilates conditioning and physical therapy centers, and has become the model for many other Pilates studios worldwide.
Brent received his degree in Physical Therapy at the University of California, San Francisco in 1989, and his PhD in Physical Therapy at the University of Miami in 2005. He currently serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Miami, Division of Physical Therapy. His doctoral thesis explored the impact of Pilates rehabilitation on chronic low back pain using psycho-emotional wellness and quality of life measures.
Brent has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Associationsince 1987 and he formerly served as President of its Performing Arts Special Interest Group. He is also a longtime member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science. Brent is an instructor at Balanced Body: Pilates on Tour where he teaches a variety of workshops and classes and he is part of Balanced Body’s mentor program Passing the Torch.