Carol A. Montgomery is the founder and owner of Montgomery Somatics, private physical therapy, and somatic education center. In addition to a master’s degree in Physical Therapy, she is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. As an adjunct professor in Physical Therapy for several years, she taught classes such as Gross Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Introduction to Manual Therapy. A natural attraction to the principles of Manual Medicine, Montgomery found herself at home within the curriculums at the College of Osteopathic Medicine, focusing her post-graduate studies at Michigan State University and later at the Jones Institute. Dedicated to initiating paradigm shifts in the fields of healthcare, wellness, and movement, she attends the Counterstrain Academy in order to master the profound life-changing Fascial Counterstain techniques. Montgomery has over 20 years of teaching experience with the public, professional healthcare providers, and physical therapy students and over 30 years of clinical experience in integrative healing.
Carol A. Montgomery is co-creator of Integral Human Gait™ theory and primary instructor in the Gait for Wild Human Potential workshop. Founder and owner of Montgomery Somatics, Inc., private physical therapy and somatic education practice, she is dedicated to initiating paradigm shifts in the fields of healthcare, wellness, and movement. In addition to a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy, she is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® and Movement Intelligence Senior Trainer. She also has extensive training and certification in Gestalt and Integrative Psychotherapy. Her postgraduate training in orthopedic and manual medicine contributes to her rich understanding of human movement's biomechanical underpinnings. Montgomery has over 30 years of practice and teaching experience with professional healthcare providers, physical therapy students, and the public.
Her published work includes Alternative Movement Program in Geriatric Rehabilitation. Functional Neurology, Rehabilitation and Ergonomics 2018: Vol 7. No. 2, pp. 47-61 and Refining the Self-Image: Feldenkrais and Integral Human Gait Theory. The Feldenkrais Journal 2015: No. 28, pp. 30-43.