At the helm of Polestar is Brent Anderson, PhD, PT, OCS. Brent is a licensed physical therapist and orthopedic certified specialist with more than 22 years of experience.
Based on his extensive background in rehabilitation and movement science, Brent elaborates Joseph Pilates’ mind-body work through the Polestar curriculum by developing tools for critical-reasoning and applying supportive scientific research. He also infuses the integral role of psychology and energy systems on motor control and motor learning.
Brent is an influencer in performing arts medicine for his approach to rehabilitation in drawing from Pilates techniques. He is an active consultant for hospitals, universities, and wellness organizations throughout the world as well as an avid public speaker invited to lecture at health conferences and forums.
Brent received his degree in Physical Therapy at University of California, San Francisco in 1989 and his PhD. in Physical Therapy at the University of Miami in 2005. His doctoral thesis explored the impact of Pilates rehabilitation on chronic low back pain using psycho-emotional wellness and quality of life measures. He is currently Assistant Professor faculty at the University of Saint Augustine, College of Rehabilitative Sciences.