Ivan - Tier 4

Introducing Ivan:
My hobbies include playing pool, dancing and music. I love life in general and spending time with my lady. I like to give body work to help change peoples lives.

Ivan is our lead instructor here. He teaches approximately 300 hours of Continuing Education classes each year to Oak Haven therapists. He is currently instructing our Headache/Neck/TMJ, Leg/Knee/Foot, Low back/Glutes/Hips and Arm/Shoulder/Carpal Tunnel classes. He is also our lead teacher for both our Ethics and Bountaries and Draping classes.

Licensed Since: 2009


Tier Four Therapist


Advanced Trainings:
Advanced Neuromuscular
Myofascial Release
Trigger Point
Rotator Cuff


Areas of Specialty:
Chronic Pain

What Clients are saying:

"My therapist Ivan, is very responsive and informative. He always addresses whatever issue I come in with and my sessions with him have always been helpful." -D.Chapman


"Ivan is an amazing therapist. He takes the extra care to individualize treatment in each visit." -J.Cress

Ivan - Tier 4 instructs the following:
  • Clinical Mastery 1 - Neck, Headache, TMJ
  • This class will focus on both acute and chronic conditions of the neck, head, and TMJ. We will go over key areas of functional assessment as well as treatment protocols for various conditions such as: Chronic Neck Pain, Torticollis, Headache, Whiplash, Migraine and TMJ Syndrome

    We will discuss in great detail the treatment plans for these conditions as well as ways to effectively communicate to the client the treatment protocol. Class size is limit to 12 students so lots of personalized hands on attention will be given.

  • Anatomy 10 Class Series

  • Clinical Mastery 2 - Lower Back/Thorax
  • Low back pain and its related conditions are the greatest source of both disability and doctor visits in the US today. In this class you will learn to assess and treat the underlying cause of low back pain.

    There are many reasons for low back pain. Lumbar disc issues, tight hamstring muscles, trigger point in gluteus, quads and lumbar muscles will be discussed. You will be taught prone, supine, as well as side lying treatment protocols.

    We will discuss the role of the sacrum in contributing to low back pain as well as how to deal with the very common piriformis syndrome. Class size is limit to 12 students so lots of personalized hands on attention will be given.

  • Clinical Mastery 3 - Shoulder/Arm and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Carpal Tunnel will focus on the varied causes of carpal tunnel syndrome as well as other types of arm pain. Because the nerve supply to the arm and hand comes from the neck, cervical issues as well as any disturbance in the nerve from the nerve to the hand can lead to problems. In this class we will teach you how to systematically look at the areas from the neck to the scalene muscles to the pectoral minor and on to muscles of the forearm as potentially causation factors in this condition. Often it’s not just one area of involvement but several areas all contributing to the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome or arm pain. The treatments for this condition are very effective.

    Shoulder will cover the ways to assess and treat the numerous dysfunctions of the shoulder area- including frozen shoulder, various tendonitis syndromes, rotator cuff syndrome, as well as shoulder separation issues. We will also deal with the assessment of conditions not easily treated by massage therapy including bursitis and labrum tears. This course will also cover every muscle that acts on the shoulder. Every muscle involved in shoulder movement can be the source of chronic pain. We will teach the assessment and correcting these muscle imbalances.

    Class size is limit to 12 students so lots of personalized hands on attention will be given.