Jean-Claude West is a master teacher, clinician, and inventor presently residing in Mill Valley, California.
He began his career in New York City concentrating on restoring functional movement patterns in the dance population. His present focus is on adaptive responses of the spine, fine-tuning movement patterns for efficiency and balance.
For the past 25 years his Functional Anatomy courses have been taught to physical therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, and movement specialists in Pilates and Gyrotonic®, nationally and internationally. He is the inventor of the JC5600, an amalgamation of Pilates based apparatus. He is also the co-inventor of the Functional Footprints, a tool to retrain hip and knee function, and the Biomechanical Asymmetry Corrector (BAC), which treats scoliosis. He has a strong background in biomechanics and a Masters Degree in Motor Learning from Columbia University. He is co-author of Functional Movement Impairment in Dancers in the Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.