About the teacher

Antonio Tudisco, AmSat, PTA, BA

Antonio earned his certification as an Alexander Technique Teacher from The Alexander Educational Center, Berkeley in 2004. In 1995, he became licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). In 1991 He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education from San Francisco State University, and also graduated from the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley as a Certified Acupresssure/ Massage Therapist. He continues to work in Outpatient Physical Therapy clinics throughout the Bay Area as well as maintaining his private Alexander practice with Ergobal. He also works, as needed at The Alexander Educational Center as an assistant teacher in training future Alexander Technique Teachers (since 2004). He has worked at The American Conservatory Theater (ACT) , in schools, Nursing Homes and Hospitals in San Francisco. Antonio has also assisted and conducted workshops for actors and musicians in the Bay Area and Japan, and IT workers in Bangalore, India.

His patients/pupils include injured workers, athletes, dancers, martial artists, massage therapists, actors, musicians and the elderly. Antonio has also practised the Chinese martial art Shaolin Ssu for over 30 years, played and coached soccer at both the youth and adult levels, and worked with children of all ages in both regular and mentally challenged programs in high schools, middle schools and children centers. On a personal level, the Alexander Technique has helped Antonio improve his own performance practising Shaolin, classical guitar, and percussion instruments. The Alexander Technique has also helped Antonio successfully manage his own injuries.

Antonio's eclectic experience has made him an astute and a well rounded teacher/therapist. It has enabled him to better assess the cause of pain and provide patients with a valuable platform for self care. Once discharged from Physical Therapy, private Alexander Technique lessons are recommended for those patients who wish to continue learning and advance to a higher level of performance. Antonio believes that BALance, in all spheres of life, is key to good health.

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Balance results from avoiding the extremes of behavior and maintaining a life-style that is harmonious and in synchrony with one's environment. -Elliot S. Dacher, M.D.