Health Practitioners


 Jenny Ide-Don                          Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)      Certified Pilates Instructor

 
 

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 Jon Ide-Don                                          Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)      Crossfit Level 1 Trainer

 
 
 
 

 Manuel Villacorta                                Registered Dietitian

 

About Jenny

Jenny believes every client can maximize their potential with the right combination of movement and hands-on treatment.  She utilizes manual therapy and pilates-based rehabilitation to improve her client’s mobility, stability, and body awareness.

Jenny draws on 15 years of training in dance, training in classical pilates, and extensive clinical experience working as a physical therapist in outpatient clinics to create programs that address her client’s specific needs and goals.

Jenny has trained at prestigious ballet schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and she received her Pilates certification after completing a rigorous training program with Diane Diefenderfer, Master Teacher.

 

Credentials

Bachelor’s degree in Dance from UC Irvine

Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Physical Therapy from UCSF/SFSU

Certified Pilates Instructor, Studio du Corps Certification Program

 

 

About Jon

Jon believes that every person has the potential to be healthier, stronger, and more resilient. Jon combines a hands-on manual therapy approach combined with strength and mobility training to help people improve how they move and feel. 

Jon believes in empowering clients by teaching them the tools they need to help treat themselves.

Jon has an extensive background in endurance athletics, having completed many distance running races and triathlons. Jon also has a strong background in strength and conditioning, and helps clients bridge the gap from recovering from injury all the way to improving health and performance.

Jon received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of California San Francisco / San Francisco State University. Jon then went on to completed the Kaiser Hayward Fellowship in Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy.  Jon has clinical experience as a physical therapist working with people of all ages recovering from orthopedic injuries and surgeries.

 

Credentials

Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) in Physical Therapy

Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Physical Therapy from UCSF/SFSU

Pose Running Technique Specialist

Crossfit Level 1, Movement and Mobility, and Endurance Trainer

 
 

About Manuel

A nationally recognized, award-winning registered dietitian with more than 16 years of experience as a nutritionist, Manuel Villacorta, M.S., R.D., is a respected and trusted voice in the health and wellness industry. He is the founder of Eating Free, an international weight management and wellness program, and one of the leading weight loss and nutrition experts in the country. He is the author of Eating Free: The Carb-Friendly Way to Lose Inches, Embrace Your Hunger, and Keep the Weight off for Good (HCI, May 2012) and Peruvian Power Foods: 18 Superfoods, 101 Recipes, and Anti-aging Secrets from the Amazon to the Andes (HCI, October 2013). And his latest diet and cookbook, Whole Body Reboot: The Peruvian Super Foods Diet to Detoxify, Energize, and Supercharge Fat Loss.

“Health is not a diet plan, but a lifestyle. Understand your body, your strengths, and your limits and use this knowledge to make a change. Stop dieting, start living.” — Manuel Villacorta

Manuel served as a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2010-2013), and currently acts as a health blog contributor forThe Huffington Post, an on-air contributor to the Univision television network, and a health and lifestyle contributor for Fox News Latino. Manuel is the owner of San Francisco-based private practice, MV Nutrition and the recipient of five ‘‘Best Bay Area Nutritionist’’ awards from the San Francisco Chronicle, ABC7 and Citysearch.

His warm, approachable style and his bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish have made him an in-demand health and nutrition expert on local and national television and radio channels, as well as in articles appearing in print publications and online. Manuel is a compelling, charismatic speaker.

Manuel has acted as a media representative for food companies such as Foster Farms, Egglands’ Best "California Latino 5-A-Day Program" and "Got Milk." He is now the chief of public relations and spokesperson for the Pichuberry company.

 

Credentials

Bachelor of science in nutrition and physiology metabolism from the University of California, Berkeley

Master of science in nutrition and food science from San Jose State University

Recipient of numerous prestigious awards for his research and contributions to the field of dietetics.