Collaborators & Colleagues 2011
Elizabeth Larkam MS Ed Polytrauma Pilates Expert/innovator
recognized as an innovator of mind body movement techniques for
performing arts, therapeutic, athletic, fitness and academic
settings. Has worked for 25 years within organizations to
develop new applications for Pilates techniques.
a Pilates Dance medicine Specialist at Center for Sports
Medicine, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital 1985-2000 Elizabeth
directed the program that created Pilates protocols for
orthopedic, spine and chronic pain diagnoses. In 2008 she began
collaborating with physical therapists to develop Pilates
protocols for wounded warriors from Iraq and Afghanistan.
as a Pilates and Dance medicine Specialist with the San
Francisco Ballet. Lecturer at the University of San Francisco in
exercise and sports science. A mind-body spokesperson for the
American Council on Exercise.
Elizabeth is the dancers mentor and is creating new protocols
for the Polytrauma patients. She is the leading expert in this
field and will continue to educate the dancers and travel from
USA to Copenhagen to expand her teachings and to work hands on
with the Danish Wounded.
Mike Podlenski PTA, ATC Physiotherapist for Navy Medical
Center in San Diego
Mike has been part of the treating team at Associated Physical
Therapy since 1987 and has 24 years of orthopaedic physical
therapy and sports medicine experience as a Physical Therapy
Assistant and Certified Athletic Trainer. In the past two and
one half years, he has been working extensively with amputees
and polytrauma patients at the US Navy Medical Center in San
Diego The program is part of the center's Comprehensive Combat
and Complex Casualty Care (C5) division.
Mike is a key figure in the International collaboration and
would be willing to bring his experiences from the Navy Medical
Center in San Diego to Copenhagen.