Tamer Gurmen is the founder of Gurmen Integrative Health. The office is located in the year around athletic city of San Diego. He specializes in Clinical Sports Massage Therapy, Myofascial/Neuromuscular Release, Orthopedic Massage and Myoskeletal Alignment and has a background in Neuro-Linguistic programming. He is pro-actively engaged and works closely with Physical Therapists, Yoga instructors, Medical Doctors, Psychologists and Psycho- Therapists. He has helped many clients with neck, shoulder, lower back pain, shin splints, Compartmental Syndrome, etc, and kept many from undergoing surgery. Many CrossFit athletes, Olympic level gold medalist , Paralympians , SEAL Team members, SDPD SWAT members, Tennis pro's, Tri- athletes seek for Tamers aid, guidance and education in injury prevention, recovery and performance enhancement.
His strong understanding of the functional mechanics of the Myoskeletal and Myofascial system in addition to his innovative methods are designed to have maximum carry over into integrative and functional performance. He takes into account the performance hindrances of daily lifestyle habits and movement patterns because he believes that therapy is an important- yet fractional component to a healthy human body. His treatments are based to maintain a high- measurable quality, setting a benchmark in the industry while his clients performance and capabilities drastically improve.
In addition to his National Certification, he obtained his accreditation as partitioner for Kinesio-Taping at the US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista through the International Kinesio- Taping Association. He utilizes Kinesio taping in conjunction with his therapeutic work to help expedite the recovery process. As a Therapist and CrossFit L-1 coach, he has sound knowledge on how treatment plans effect performance. To maintain a high quality practice he will utilize local gyms to improve athletes performance, on the spot ,where his work yields strong measurable results in a short amount of time for his clients.
Tamer is a California State Certified Advanced Police Academy Instructor at the San Diego Regional Training Institute for Public Safety where he utilizes an Instructor/Facilitator method based on the Socratic Method to teach Physiology and Nutrition. He works closely with Training Officers during drills and exercises. He is also a Board member at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine where he meets twice a year to review and edit curricula with an effort to maximize the transferability of the material into field practice. He also assisted in creating college curriculums for therapists in the field of Clinical Sports Massage Therapy and Myofascial release while teaching at Mueller College as a TA. He extends his experience as a speaker by visiting colleges talking to graduating students on how to start and run a business. Over the years he was also an instrumental part of the Physio-team for the USTA Barnes Girls Nationals 16&18 tournaments for the US open and also engaged with the Center for the Blind in San Diego for the "Blind Strokers Bicycling Club"