David Lesondak is an allied health member in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), where he maintains a clinical practice in structural integration, visceral manipulation, and other fascial modalities at UPMC’s Center for Integrative Medicine.
He has been a clinical bodyworker/structural integrator for over 25 years. Certified in Kinesis Myofascial Therapy by Thomas Myers, he is also a Board Certified Structural Integrator, Fascial Fitness Trainer, Visceral Manipulator via the Barral Institute and also certified by Ann and Chris Frederick as a Fascial Stretch Therapist, Level One.
Since 2010, he has video-taped and edited 88 individual scientific presentations resulting in 55 hours of finished lectures from the most forward-thinking researchers in the field of fascia. In all cases he had to access the presenters slides and data and formed good working relationships with the presenters. These projects fostered ongoing partnerships with both the Fascia Research Department at Ulm University and the International Fascia Research Congress..
Prior to this, he conceived, directed and edited Anatomy Trains Revealed, a 3-DVD companion to that best-selling book. These DVDs present the Anatomy Trains system through investigations and explorations in anatomical cadaver labs over a 5-year period.
David was a Kinesis faculty member from 2003—2008, and has continued to teach hands-on workshops throughout the US, Canada, and UK.
He is also a busy lecturer on the topic of fascia and fascia-based therapies and have presented internationally to such groups as Fascia Research Group at Ulm University; Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine; Natural Health Practitioners of Canada; and Integrative Medicine in Preventive Medicine Education (IMPriME).
In 2017, Handspring Publishing will release his book – Fascia: What it is and Why it Matters.
He also runs the blog www.fascialconnections.com