Accessible, hands-on,
in-depth training.


The most advanced and
comprehensive structural
integration training program.


Small classes
taught by the world’s
foremost experts.

More Training Hours

The ISM Structural Medicine SpecialistTM (SMS) training program provides 2,108 hours of intensive, hands-on instruction, more than any other structural integration program. Graduates are better equipped to provide clients with customized evaluation and treatment that specifically addresses pathologies, painful complaints, and movement dysfunctions.

Comprehensive Curriculum

The SMS training program includes a rigorous and comprehensive collection of courses in structural integration bodywork, movement, dialogue and psychology, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pathology, and business practices. Independent study and practicums complement class instruction.

Master Instructors

ISM founder and director Donna Bajelis, PT, CHP, SMS, is a nationally respected educator and leader in the field of Structural Integration. She has over 30 years of experience combined, as a Licensed Physical Therapist, Certified Hellerwork Trainer, and Structural Medicine Trainer. Top specialists in a multitude of fields round out the Institute of Structural Medicine faculty.

Application Process

While our current ISM Structural Medicine SpecialistTM training program class commenced in summer 2016, select applicants will still be accepted to join the program through fall 2016. Our students come from all walks of life, and our selection process is designed to select those who have potential to be successful in our program.

What is Structural Medicine?

Structural Medicine is a customized evaluation, treatment and collaborative team approach to an individual’s unique health issues. Distinctive to the field of structural integration, Structural Medicine directly addresses specific pathologies, painful complaints, and movement dysfunctions. It bridges well-established and proven evaluation tools found in mainstream medicine, such as strength, range-of-motion, and postural assessment, with the latest scientific developments in alternative treatment therapies—manual therapy, myofascial release, movement education and neuromuscular re-education, energetics, and dialogue. Read more

Donna Bajelis with class

Workshops for Students and Practitioners

Donna Bajelis demonstrates

Study Group

Study groups are for current ISM students and graduates. Come experience structural integration work with fellow students and graduates of the ISM Structural Medicine SpecialistTM training program.
Donna Bajelis demonstrates

Structural Medicine Clinics

Experience the customized treatment approach of Structural Integration with Donna Bajelis, PT, CHP, SMS. Clinics are for anyone interested in learning more about Structural Medicine and the ISM Structural Medicine SpecialistTM training.

Past Workshops

A well-respected structural integration trainer, Donna Bajelis has taught numerous workshops. View a small sampling of past workshops here.
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