Marianna Amicarella, MA is a movement therapist and multilingual educator whose work helped pioneer the integration of Pilates into rehabilitative facilities and modify the technique for clients diagnosed with complex issues such as balance problems, scoliosis and head injuries.
25 years of clinical experience began at St. Francis Hospital
in San Francisco, one of the first sports medicine facilities to incorporate Pilates as part of physical therapy protocols for dancers and athletes.
This hospital created the seminal Dance Medicine Division, where Marianna
served as one of the first Pilates trainers.
As a former professional dancer, she
developed dance injury prevention programs for many notable dance companies and has written and illustrated textbooks for dance and kinesiology classes, within both university and performing arts curricula.
Professional background in psychotherapy and vestibular (balance) rehabilitation has provided Marianna
with crucial insights and unique skills for working in multidisciplinary settings with clients diagnosed with brain injuries, trauma, neurological and balance disorders.
continues to teach nationally and in Europe.