Kelly Taylor, DC
Dr. Kelly grew up around chiropractic, massage therapy, trigger point therapy, holistic health, natural medicine, etc. Prior to attending Logan College of Chiropractic, she graduated from Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy, and when she went into practice on her own, she vowed to find a way to help her patients feel and function better through the utilization of the multiple muscle work techniques and chiropractic adjusting techniques that she had studied over the years. Her approach is very unique, and leads to patients getting better faster, and staying better longer.
Dr. Kelly has over 12 years of experience utilizing multiple chiropractic techniques, including gentle, low impact, instrument adjusting along with specialized muscle therapy techniques that she has combined into her own unique treatments that simply stated…work and get results.
Dr. Kelly has been a licensed chiropractor since 2003. She worked as an associate chiropractor for one year in St. Louis, MO before returning to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. In 2004, Dr Kelly returned to Pittsburgh with a mission of providing the best chiropractic and natural health services to families, especially children. Dr. Kelly Bauman’s education includes: Candidate-Diplomat, Chiropractic Pediatrics-International Chiropractic Association. Doctor of Chiropractic - Logan College of Chiropractic (2003). Bachelor of Science, Human Biology-Logan University (2001). Bachelor of Science, Health Science/Pre-med – Lock Haven University of PA (1999).
Richard Finn BA, LMT, CMTPT
When I was about 20 I survived a hit and run injury while riding my bicycle. Shortly after that I started getting chronic headaches. I was downing 8-12 aspirin a day for the pain and a lot of nose bleeds were the only real result. Then one day in a bookstore, my favorite place to be, I came across a book about treating pain with a hands on approach. I read it and it changed my life!
I learned that irritated nerves made the muscles shorten and that pain is actually an output of the brain to cause us to do something about what it perceived to be possible danger of tissue damage. There are many types of nerves in our skin that respond to different types of input. Hands on therapy works with nerves that like pressure, stretch and touch.
I started applying some of the compression and stretch techniques to tender areas and was able to help myself. This was great. I didn’t really understand all the science behind the healing that was happening, but I was getting results. My friends and coworkers were all coming up and saying, “Richard, work on me, I’ve got this headache, sore neck, back ache” ect. I decided it was time to look into this as a profession. That was over 30 years ago. I went to school and learned the science behind this amazing healing modality and continue to be thrilled with the results on friends, family, and now, patients.
With my wife as my office manager I was able to run a successful practice in Denver, Colorado for 3 years. Working mostly with chiropractors at that time, it never stopped to amaze me how this simple, modality was able to bring, healing and hope to so many people of varying ages, backgrounds, and pain.
I was offered a position of being part of a vision to open a school that taught this modality. My wife, daughter and I packed up and headed for the east coast, and new horizons. I’ve been here in Pittsburgh ever since.
I was the Director of the Pittsburgh School of Pain Management from 1995 until leaving in 2014 after coming under new management. I continue to have a private practice as well as training others in this modality. Watching others learn and heal is about as exciting as doing it myself. The great thing is there is always something new to learn. Some new aspect of the body and how it works and how I can help people reclaim their lives and live without pain.
I am a graduate of the Academy of Myotherapy and Physical Fitness and the Academy of Health Sciences (Fort Sam Houston USAR – Physical Therapy Specialist, I am not a PT and never played one on TV). I earned my CMT through the Life Credit Program at the Colorado School of Healing Arts. I am a Board Certified member of the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists, and served as president from 1992-94. I was the Director and a core instructor at Pittsburgh School of Pain Management for 18 years. I also have served on the Board of Advisors of the Fibromyalgia Research Foundation, and on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists. I have coauthored a set of wall charts of muscle length tests with C. M. Shifflett and a textbook Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Manual Trigger Point & S-EMG Biofeedback Therapy Methods with Gabriel Sella MD. I recently created a video on the Spray and Stretch technique that can be viewed at http://www.gebauer.com/Resources/Product-Videos/. I demonstrate myofascial trigger point treatment on my YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/Myoman1. My Christian Pain Management Blog appears at https://plus.google.com/115199971907633936585/about.