We are excited to welcome April Henderson to Yoga Integrated Science™ Wellness Center. April received her Bachelor of Science degree from Asbury University in 2005 and is a NSCA-CSCS (National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist®) Personal Trainer. She comes to Yoga I.S.® as an MAT™ Certified Specialist and Personal Trainer to help clients improve their muscular systems.
I met April years ago when I was working in another facility. Her brother, then a high-school athlete, had a severe back injury in a basketball game in 2009. I took him on as a client when he was unable to play at the level he needed. April was working as a sport performance coach Velocity Sports Performance and was interested in what I was doing. She observed some of our sessions and I thought at the time that she was very smart and asked great questions. She became very interested in Muscle Activation Techniques™ when she witnessed his incredible recovery, which took him out of discomfort and enabled him to play sports at a high level. Wanting to get better results with her own clients, she enrolled in the MAT™ Specialist Program and became certified the following year. April has attended several Yoga I.S.® trainings and sees how Yoga could be used safely as a training modality to improve results with MAT™ by making clients stronger.
Along with her work with MAT™, She decided to continue her studies in physical therapy. Prior to joining the team at Yoga I.S.®, she completed a six month physical therapy internship at Oregon Health and Science University. Her emphasis has been working with acute and outpatient orthopedic patients of all ages. April will graduate from Bellarmine University with a Doctorate of Physical therapy degree in May 2017!
In her down time, April enjoys the outdoors, particularly rock climbing and bouldering. Her mission is to empower people to be informed and pro-active in their health. She has helped so many people since she had the courage to pursue this path. She is available in the Personal Training Studio for MAT™ and Personal Training by appointment during evening and weekend hours. Please call or email us to get on her schedule, which we predict will fill up fast! We are thrilled to be able to welcome such a bright, hard-working compassionate woman to our team!