In December of 2018, mere weeks after graduating with his doctorate in chiropractic from Parker University in Dallas, Texas, Jake decided to take a rather unconventional direction with his career by moving away from his comfortable life in the US to build a new life in Peru. After a year of preparation, and a great deal of blood, sweat, and tears, he was able to open his own multidisciplinary evidence-based musculoskeletal clinic at the start of 2020; the first evidence-based chiropractic office in the entire country.
While Jake’s time in Peru over the past years has been immensely educational, humbling, and gratifying, it does not come without its down-sides. Living in a foreign country and dealing with a constant language barrier can be a very lonely and isolating experience. In an attempt to turn things around, Jake decided to enroll in a pole dance workshop in a studio not too far from his office. Little did he know that this small decision would have such a profound impact on both his professional and private lives.
From day one, Jake fell unconditionally in love with the art of pole dance. Not only was it a huge support to his physical health, but his mental health as well. As it is for many other polers, pole quickly became much more than exercise for Jake; it was also his social life, his emotional support, and his artistic outlet.
Considering his passion for evidence based musculoskeletal rehabilitation, along with his deep connection and love for the art of pole dance, it was a natural and exciting inevitability that those two things would eventually merge. Jake sees and understands deeply that the needs of the average pole dancer are not being met by the medical community as a whole, and he hopes that his contribution can help to narrow that gap.
His experience, background, and unique perspective gives him the perfect opportunity to serve the pole dance community as a health coach, educator, communicator, and trustworthy source for evidence-based information.