David is a member of the Allied Health Professional Staff in the department of Family and Community Medicine at UPMC Shadyside and a member of the Community Faculty at the University of Pittsburgh.
He currently performs structural integration, visceral manipulation and other myofascial specialties at UPMC’s Center for Integrative Medicine, Shadyside and at iYoga, Inc located in Sewickley.
Lesondak is a board-certified Structural Integrator and graduate of Kinesis, founded by “Anatomy Trains” author Tom Myers. Upon graduation from Kinesis in 2002 David became an associate faculty member and media manager to the school. He performed these services for 5 years. He currently teaches fascia-based courses internationally.
He has served on various Boards, including the Pittsburgh School for Pain Management, the Certification Board for Structural Integration and the International Association of Structural Integrators.
David’s keen interest in the emerging science of fascia coupled with his previous career in the video arts led him to collaborate with Tom to produce “Anatomy Trains Revealed”, a video companion to Myers’ book illustrating his holistic anatomical concepts as explored in the anatomy lab over a 5 year period.
The success of this project has led to many other video projects including an ongoing partnership with Robert Schleip, PhD, head of the Fascia Research Project at Ulm University, Germany. Most recently he has produced and directed video shoots for the Third International Fascia Research Congress, BodyWisdom Spain and in April of 2013 Connect 13 the first fascia-oriented sports medicine conference.
These projects continue to give David his unique insights and applications of some of the most compelling and groundbreaking work being done in the fields of structural integration and fascia research today.