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About Bruce

Bruce has over 20 years experience in the field of therapeutic bodywork and as a Practitioner and Advanced Instructor of Ortho-Bionomy.  Bruce maintains a busy clinic and teaching schedule with a private practice at clinics in Rozelle and Woollahra and teaching Ortho-Bionomy in Sydney and extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand.  Prior to moving to Sydney in 2001 he was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin - Madison Medical School for 12 years where he taught medical interviewing and physical examination skills.  He also worked for seven years in the fitness industry as a fitness instructor and personal trainer. 

Bruce is an accomplished and sought-after speaker and has presented at several national conferences including the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), the Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT) and many regional conferences for massage, bodywork and complementary health organisations.  He is a regular columnist on Somatics for Mostly Massage Magazine in Australia and has been a trainer with the Somatics College of Body Oriented Psychotherapy in Sydney and the Somatic Psychotherapy Institute of Australia.  Bruce also supervises bodywork and somatic therapists in Australia and New Zealand.

Bruce's approach to working with the body is to support and facilitate the natural healing processes that we all possess.  Caring and embodied contact assists the innate balancing and regulating capacity of the body and the focus of his work is to remind the body of these regulating mechanisms.  In the presence of the opportunity for change the body is more likely to embrace new and more functional postures and alignment.  This is the ultimate self empowerment:  the feeling of greater structural support and ease, increased confidence and a deep experience of wellbeing.

Bruce C Stark, BMus, BA, ROBP, CMT