A licensed Physical Therapist and Orthopedic Certified Specialist, Brent is a leading authority in performing arts medicine and Pilates-evolved techniques for rehabilitation.
He lectures widely at national and international symposia and consults with physical therapy companies, universities, and other educational bodies throughout the world. In addition, Brent is the President and CEO of Polestar Pilates Education and Polestar Pilates Center, which is one of the nation’s most comprehensive Pilates conditioning and physical therapy centers and has become the model for many other Pilates studios worldwide.
Brent received his degree in Physical Therapy at the University of California, San Francisco in 1989, and his Ph.D. in Physical Therapy at the University of Miami in 2005. He currently serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Miami, Division of Physical Therapy. His doctoral thesis explored the impact of Pilates rehabilitation on chronic low back pain using psycho-emotional wellness and quality of life measures.
Brent has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1987, and he formerly served as President of its Performing Arts Special Interest Group. He is also a longtime member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science.
Brent is an instructor at Balanced Body: Pilates on Tour where he teaches a variety of workshops and classes, and he is part of Balanced Body's mentor program Passing the Torch.