Bernadette Lehmann has been a practicing massage therapist at Performance Health Center, (formerly Chiropractic Healthcare), since 1989. She graduated from the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, MA, with 1400 hours of training, and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. In addition she is Nationally Certified by the Board for Therapeutic Massage and Body Work. Before coming to Performance Health Center, she was trained as a Physical Therapist Assistant and a Recreational Therapist for the state of Hawaii.
Bernadette first discovered the benefits of chiropractic care at the age of 18, when she had back surgery. Ever since that experience, she has wanted to help others to be able to manage the discomfort and limitations manifested by pain. In spite of her physical ailments, she has kept very active by participating in triathlons, biathlons and half marathons! She currently plays team tennis and does regular outdoor and indoor cycling. She has a vast educational background in the many areas of treatment available in the field of muscular therapy.
In order to stay current with new advances, techniques and to provide the best treatments as a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, Bernadette has completed the following certification workshops:
- Neuromuscular Therapy of the shoulder and lower leg
- Cranio-Sacral Therapy
- Extensive training in Active Isolated Stretching with Aaron Mattes
- 20-hour certification in Orthopedic Massage Training of the Lower Body
- Certification in Kinesio Taping used for sport injuries, as well as post operatory rehabilitation
With this continuing education, Bernadette is able to provide better and more diversified methods of treatment for each individual’s necessities.
In addition to her work at Performance Health Center, Bernadette has provided her expertise in working with:
- The United States Tennis Association in the women’s and men’s national grass court tournaments in Forest Hills, NY and the New England Women’s Intersectional Team Championships
- The WTA, Sony Ericson Tour
- The International Tennis Federation World Tennis Team Championships in Philadelphia, PA and in Antalya,Turkey.
- The performers behind the stage with musical groups such as Aerosmith, Christina Aguilera, The Eagles, The Spice Girls, Alicia Keys and many others.