I have played soccer for more than 36 years in Argentina, Mexico and United States. I received the U.S. Soccer Federation “A” Professional Coach license in 1993. I have coached all levels of players from kindergarten to college players. I was the Head Coach of The Lake Oswego Soccer club for 5 years. This club has more than 3,500 players and more than 200 teams ranging from 5 to 18 years old. I was one the staff coaches for the Oregon Youth Soccer Association for 14 years. I also was an Olympic development Coach for 2 years.
Throughout the years I have also played tennis, golf racquetball, basketball, softball, volleyball, track and even bowling.
In Mexico, I was one of the members of the junior Red Cross Mountain Rescue teams. We practiced rappelling and carrying injured persons down cliffs as well as rappelling into caves.
Sports are the delight of my life. I have always liked the activity and excitement of competition.
I often observe different sports and athletes and their body mechanics. I study and comprehend the different muscles involved in a particular movement or movements. Therefore I know how to address a particular injury or discomfort in an athlete’s body.
In 1997-98, I studied with a massage therapist who has participated in four different Olympics and I learned the active release techniques to help athletes to recover faster from injury and get ready for competition.
In 2008-2009, I studied and became certified in Bowenwork. This Australian bodywork was created by Tom Bowen who had a great interest in sports. Often he was at the sidelines of soccer games helping athletes with their injuries. This kind of body work is gentle and effective in treating athletic injuries.