Jolene Faught, PT, WCS, Physical Therapist & Pelvic Health Specialist
Jolene is the newest physical therapist to join B2N, she is thrilled to be able to bring her expertise to create a holistic, patient centered pelvic health program in St. Petersburg. Jolene moved to St. Pete in the summer of 2017, she has traveled the world with her family and husband who is an active duty Marine.
Several injuries during early years as a gymnast and equestrian, followed by having two children led Jolene on her professional mission to become an expert in spine and pelvic health. She has extensive training in manual therapy and is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy.
17 years of practice has enabled Jolene to create and implement several pelvic rehab programs for pregnant women, post-natal pelvic issues, prostate cancer programs (pre and post operative treatments), pelvic and abdominal surgical care, male pelvic pain (among active duty Marines and Sailors), complex orthopedic pain management, and maintenance programs for athletes of all ages and abilities.
Jolene values grass roots education and has worked with the Section on Women’s Health to write, edit and distribute resources for continence, prolapse care, post-partum healing and safe exercise programs. She has presented at the national Combined Section’s Meeting for the American Physical Therapy Association on Male Pelvic Pain. Jolene works within the community to promote pelvic health among personal trainers, yoga instructors, medical providers and other therapists on early and effective treatments for spine and pelvic dysfunctions.
Jolene is working on her clinical doctorate in physical therapy. In her free time, she is outside running, working out with friends or kids (obstacle courses are a big hit), or enjoying life on the water in our beautiful community. Jolene looks forward to partnering with you on your investment in your health and body.
Kirsten Snellenburg, LMT, MPT, DPT, Physical Therapist & Pelvic Health Specialist
Kirsten joined Back 2 Normal in March 2017. Kirsten is a licensed physical therapist with over 19 years of experience, earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2008. Prior to earning her doctorate, she completed her Master’s Degree in physical therapy from Nova Southeastern University. She also holds her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Eckerd College and is a licensed massage therapist, through the Humanity School of Massage since 1996.
Kirsten finds great satisfaction in helping her patients, that suffer with these life-altering conditions, get back to enjoying life and all it has to offer. Kirsten’s goal is to develop productive relationships with patients by emphasizing quality care that addresses individual needs and specific goals for recovery and assists patients in obtaining their optimal level of function. An educator at heart, Kirsten holds many trainings throughout the medical community to explain how physical therapy can assist in eliminating the issues she addresses daily.
Kirsten’s vast clinical experience in orthopedic outpatient physical therapy has her treating pre and post operative injuries, spinal manipulations, as well as extensive manual therapy. Owning an outpatient physical therapy clinic for over 10 years, she is very well-known amongst therapists and physicians because of her excellent reputation and skills in Manual therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Vestibular Dysfunction, and Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction (TMJ).
She is a full time faculty at St. Petersburg College, where she instructs upcoming Physical Therapist Assistants. She also conducts several Continuing Education Courses for massage therapists on Sport’s Massage, Cervical Headache, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, TMJ, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ultrasound, and other Soft Tissue Dysfunction. She is a contributing author for the textbook, “Sports Injury and Rehabilitation,” and looks forward to wearing her “author” hat again in the future.
Liz Vreeland, LMT, Massage Therapist & Wellness Consultant
Liz joined Back 2 Normal in May 2015 and is our massage therapy and wellness consultant expert. Liz is a 2001 graduate of Humanities Center School of Massage. With a mindful and compassionate presence, Liz utilizes an integrative approach to massage through Myofascial, Neuromuscular, Thai, Sports, Therapeutic Relaxation and Reflexology techniques to restore health and promote homeostasis to the body.
She is passionate about the transformation of a person through the power of positive energy and touch. Whether you want to optimize biomechanics for athletic performance, improve quality of life, boost physical, mental and emotional recharge, or just need a little rest and relaxation, Liz customizes the perfect blend just for you.
Liz is also a licensed cosmetologist and is a compassionate animal activist with a specialty in bird rescue.
Cristiane Machado, LMT, Massage Therapist
Cristiane Machado is Brazilian by Birth and a Citizen of The Universe by default. She has moved to the USA in July 1999 and has settled in St Petersburg in June 2014.
Cristiane graduated from The Florida School of Massage in May 2004 giving her 13 years of hands on experience in working with the human body. Cristiane’s knowledge, experiences and studies of the physical body and how it gets affected by everyday living and stressors, has opened her curiosity to the less obvious subtleties and ways that the body communicates discomfort, pain and lack of wellness. Studying Reiki and Johrei (energy work) since she was 13 yo, inspired the understanding of how energy plays a big role in our daily lives and loves to make that understanding accessible and demystified. Actually, Cristiane’s intention with her craft as a body worker is to simplify and clarify the communication between our physical bodies, our minds and our emotions and how it all affects our daily living.
Among the many tools that Cristiane uses to bring physicality into homeostasis, lies Movement with ZUMBA® and yoga. Cristiane has toured the Globe teaching Zumba Master Classes and hosting Yoga and ZUMBA Retreats. Cristiane is filled with Passion for ALL types of therapeutic movement. Either by flowing the physical body into Asanas along the breath, or learning how to move the ethereal and energetic bodies into an ecstatic and tantalizing rhythmic dance with the Self. Cristiane believes that EVERY body was designed to move hence her desire to combine Yoga, Breath, Meditation and DANCE.
Charlene Greene, Certified Stott Pilates Instructor & Movement Specialist
Charlene joined Back 2 Normal in March 2014 and is our Pilates expert, rehabilitation transition and return to fitness specialist. She currently assists clients through Private, Duets and small group mat classes where she customizes sessions to maximize results and performance.
Charlene first came to her love of Pilates as many have…through pain. After spending several years working desk jobs, the pain in her neck and shoulders became too much to handle. On a whim she gave Pilates a try. That was in 2002 and she has not looked back since. After 2 years of practicing as a student, she decided to change her life and become a Pilates instructor. First being certified through The PhysicalMind Institute then continuing her education with Stott Pilates.
Over the past 10 years Charlene has worked closely with chiropractors and Physical Therapists and has found a niche in helping clients realign their bodies after injury, surgery and child birth. By treating each client individually, sessions are planned to help strengthen and improve the clients body. She believes that everyone can benefit from Pilates and, through her enthusiasm for the practice, she aids her clients in becoming more aligned and out of pain.
Ilene Gershberg, ACSM, FMS, Pilates Instructor & Performance/Health Coach
Ilene joined Back 2 Normal in May 2015 and is our fitness and rehabilitation transition expert. Ilene will be offering Private and Duet sessions where she customizes programming to maximize results and performance.
Ilene is a nationally certified personal trainer, corporate wellness consultant, fitness author and professional speaker. Certified by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) for more than 20 years, she has specialized in post-rehab fitness, weight loss, functional/core training, TRX suspension training, Pilates and fitness in the workplace.
Ilene struggled with her own weight until almost 50 years of age when she lost over 46 inches, embraced fitness and transformed her own life. She became dedicated to her wellbeing and helping those who struggled to be fit. Ilene has competed in 5 marathons and ranked as a finalist in a fitness competition. She served as a health and fitness contributor at NBC News in Tampa, Daytime Morning Shows and radio talk shows. Her personal experiences and professional training has empowered her clients to invest in their own health and well-being.
Ilene has collaborated and worked with physical therapists for nearly a decade to help clients’ transition from rehabilitation and back to fitness. Committed and passionate to her mission, Ilene is thrilled to join the Back 2 Normal Team helping people live their best life every single day!
Jillian Warwick, Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
Jillian joined Back 2 Normal in May of 2017, and is our Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. She’s a life-long health enthusiast, personal development devotee & eternal optimist.
Jillian offers one-on-one guidance to help you sort through all the confusing, contradictory health & nutrition advice. She believes in the concept of biochemical individuality – simply put, what’s right for one person may not be right for the next – and that optimal health is a result of balancing the body through appropriate diet & lifestyle changes. Ultimately, her goal is to help you live YOUR BEST LIFE by teaching you how to nourish your body from the inside out.
Gail Oliver, Front Office Manager & Wellness Coordinator
Gail joined the Back 2 Normal team in August 2013. brings her years of expertise to our graphics design, marketing, advertising, web initiatives and administration. She manages our front office operations and ensures an exceptional customer service experience.
She is a Florida native, born and raised in St. Petersburg. This is a time in her life where she sees the true value in being a part of something that can really makes a difference in other people’s lives as well as her own; hence her decision to join the Back 2 Normal team. Working in such a positive environment gets this desire in motion, literally. She is eager to take in everything and apply it to her life and be able to give back in a meaningful way. Gail also has a passion for horses and the equestrian world. As an owner she rides several days a week to stay active. Her goal is to be strong and fit and have a full and healthy life from this day forward.