Meet Dave
Dave, a native of Wauwatosa, graduated from Concordia University with a degree in Occupational Therapy. During his career working for others he began to specialize in workman’s compensation injuries with a focus on orthopedic conditions of the shoulder and hand. Dave began learning Myofascial Release from John F. Barnes, PT in 2000 and has accumulated over 500 hours of courses as well as working for Myofascial Release Treatment and Seminars as an assistant instructor to John F. Barnes, PT.

Dave has also completed the level of Reiki Master which he utilizes with Myofascial Release. Just before opening Specialized Therapy Services he was the rehabilitation and fitness director at Delphi Automotive in Oak Creek. When the plant closed he chose to open his clinic. Specialized Therapy Services was the first Myofascial Release clinic in Milwaukee County and still is the only clinic in the county of Milwaukee that focuses on this wonderful technique as well as one of very few clinics in South East Wisconsin to accept insurance plans.
Dave has also been a guest lecture for McPherson College, Concordia University and Mount Mary College.


When looking for a therapist, take your time and ask plenty of questions. Give Dave a Call!

Curriculum Vita
Dave began his career as an Occupational Therapist in 1997 and began working in orthopedics with a focus on the hand and shoulder. However, in 2000 while serving as the rehabilitation and fitness center director for Delphi/Delco Automotive he learned about Myofascial Release. Below is the list of courses he has taken since 2000 constituting over 500 hours of training in Myofascial Release:

  • Myofascial Release I (Madison, WI 2000)
  • Myofascial Unwinding (Chicago, IL 2001, Sedona, AZ 2016)
  • Myofascial Release Business Seminar (Wayzata, MN 2002)
  • Skill Enhancement Seminar (Sedona, AZ 2002, Paoli, PA 2003, Sedona, AZ Feb. 2006, Sedona, AZ 2009)
  • Fascial-Pelvis Myofascial Release (Milwaukee, WI 2003, Peoria, IL 2009)
  • Therapy for the Therapist (Sedona, AZ 2004, Sedona, AZ 2013)
  • Equine Myofascial Release (Ashland, MO 2004)
  • Myofascial Release II (Ocean City, MD 2004, Kansas City, MO 2015)
  • Cervical Thoracic Myofascial Release (Osage Beach, MO Aug. 2005)
  • Myofascial Rebounding (Chicago, IL Aug. 2005)
  • Pediatric Myofascial Release (Milwaukee, WI September 2006)
  • Subtle Energy Therapy: Level I (Sedona, AZ – Oct. 2006)
  • Myofascial Release III (Sedona, AZ – Oct. 2006)
  • Myofascial Mobilization (St. Louis, MO 2007)
  • Advanced Myofascial Unwinding (King of Prussia, PA 2007, Sedona, AZ 2017)
  • Quantum Leap (Sedona, AZ 2014)


Below are the courses Dave has taken to help augment his work in Myofascial Release:

  • Usui Shiki Ryoho (First Degree Reiki – 2003)
  • Sacred Smoke (Native American Healing – 2003)
  • Usui Shiki Ryoho (Second Degree Reiki – 2004)
  • Usui Shiki Ryoho (Third Degree Reiki – 2005)
  • PF/PR Polestar Pilates Principles (Boulder, CO 2007)

Dave served as an assistant instructor for the Myofascial Release Treatment Centers and Seminars in 2005 & 2006.

Currently Dave has taken almost every course that the Myofascial Release Treatment Centers and Seminars offer and continues to retake course to keep his knowledge and skills updated.