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Meet The Team

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Ramon Nunez, PhD, DAc, Sensei

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Dr. Nunez is a pioneer in stress management, pain resolution, and wellness programs since the 1970s. He is the founder of Somatic Functional Therapy (SFT), an educational-therapeutic system developed from his experience in Integrative Medicine, the Martial Arts, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Movement Education, as well as his clinical and educational expertise. As a consultant for healthcare systems and pain clinics, he provided SFT programs to dramatically impact pain, reduce opioid use and improve health outcomes. Dr. Nunez has treated more than 50,000 patients, taught at major universities and medical schools, trained healthcare practitioners, and educated thousands of students and patients.

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Alba Rodriguez, PhD

Chief Science Officer 

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Dr. Rodriguez provides her expertise in psychology, neuroscience, education, and clinical research. For over a decade, she worked for Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest health care providers in Michigan, creating research programs, directing clinical trials, and testing integrative approaches to treat pain, stress and illness. She was instrumental in establishing and developing its Centers for Integrative Medicine and Integrative Wellness. Her recent work is focused on the development, implementation and testing of award-winning, research-based SFT programs for health systems, payers, businesses and communities to resolve pain, improve stress-related conditions, and enhance well-being.

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Joseph Sliwkowski, MD

Chief Medical Officer

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Dr. Sliwkowski is board-certified in Family and Sports Medicine. He has served as medical director of a large sports medicine clinic, founder of an integrative occupational medicine center, medical advisor for Anthem, medical director of a large multi-specialty physician group, and corporate medical director for US Subaru. His respect for nursing leads him to be clinical preceptor for Nurse Practitioner programs at Purdue University, Simmons College, Boston College, and Regis College. Dr. Sliwkowski’s passion is bringing to fruition the game-changing health care solution, SFT. His motto, “Physicians should be in the business of trying to put ourselves out of business,” highlights his dedication to prevention and improving clinical outcomes.

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