address 2143 Cedar St
Berkeley, California 94709
United States of America
(510) 701-7661
CS Instructor Status N/A
Introductory Courses Foundations of Fascial Counterstrain (F1), Visceral (VS), Neural Upper Quadrant (N1), Lymphatic Venous Combined (2014), Arterial Dysfunction (AR), Neural Lower Quadrant (N2), Periosteal Dysfunction (MS2), Myochains and Spinal Ligs (MS1), Tendon-lymphatic Chains, Cartilage / SF dysfunction (MS3), Adipose Counterstrain Mastery Programs Counterstrain Convention 2019, CS Virtual Convention 2021, CS Convention 2023

Leia Ambra, MS, PT, MTC

I have been a Physical Therapist since 1982 when I graduated from the University of Michigan Magna Cum Laude, and have a Master's Degree in Kinesiology. I have studied various manual therapy approaches, obtained a certification with Stanley Paris, studied Pilates, Feldenkrais, and Aston patterning, and studied many years with Dr. Ed Stiles, DO and Dr. Barral 's Osteopathic visceral, neural, arterial and joint techniques. I became certified in Dr. Porges' Safe Listening protocol, and use his work in balancing the autonomic nervous system. I wrote my thesis on the biomechanics of whiplash injuries, and I have been an assistant instructor for Barral classes for several years. I have published articles on Chinese Medicine application in Physical Therapy, on Dance Movement Therapy for incest survivors, and on treating carpel tunnel/overuse injuries with Osteopathic approaches. I also am a student of the Rosen Method, which helps to integrate somatic memories that are ready to become conscious through gentle hands-on body work. I have studied Fascial Counterstrain since 2020, and love the specificity, accuracy, and results of this work. I see private patients at my home in North Berkeley, using Fascial Counterstrain, visceral techniques, and postural, strengthening, and autonomic nervous system techniques. Best way to contact me is text my cell phone. Healing wishes to all!