ISM Founder, Donna Bajelis, PT, CHP, SMS

The founder and director of the Institute of Structural Medicine, Donna Bajelis, is a nationally respected educator and leader in the field of Structural Integration. She has 36 years of combined experience as a Licensed Physical Therapist, Certified Hellerwork Trainer, and Structural Medicine Trainer.

Donna Bajelis specializes in orthopedic/neurological manual therapy, which includes myofascial release, joint mobilization, and neuromuscular re-education. She maintains a practice in Seattle and Twisp, Washington.

Over the course of her career, Donna Bajelis has developed and trained thousands of health care providers both nationally and internationally. She’s been published in multiple medical journals and textbooks and has written her own Structural Medicine textbook/workbook.

Donna’s success in integrating her background as a physical therapist and her training in structural integration motivated her to create the Institute of Structural Medicine. In founding the Institute, Donna envisioned a place where health care professionals from diverse backgrounds could collaborate in uniting traditional and alternative therapies. She continues to find deep satisfaction from educating her students in the field of Structural Medicine.