Patricia Figueroa, M.S., LMT, CNS
Patricia Figueroa, a health coach and former fitness and wellness professional, has been fascinated by the function of the human body from a young age. Raised in Seminole, Florida, she began going to fitness classes with her mom at the age of 13. Eventually, she became a certified Zumba instructor shortly before leaving for college at the University of Florida.
She spent her college years working at the recreation center, both in operations and fitness, while earning her Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Management with an emphasis on Event Planning. Her interests widened quickly throughout these years, as she became certified in more fitness modalities and gained her Personal Trainer certification.
Patricia went on to pursue a Master of Science in College Student Affairs at Nova Southeastern University, where she also worked planning large-scale events and activities, while also becoming deeply interested in her yoga practice. She landed a job as the Director of Fitness & Wellness at Clemson University's Campus Recreation division. This high energy position gave her a chance to teach classes at the university, have a staff of over 100 fitness instructors, personal trainers, and assistants, and create amazing new wellness programs for students.
During a July 4th vacation in 2017, Patricia experienced a spinal cord injury that left her paralyzed from the waist down, and her life was changed completely. She embarked on an epic healing journey, where she quickly realized the limitations of traditional medicine when it was simply believed that no further progress was possible and she would never walk again. But then Patricia discovered Neurosomatic Therapy while reteaching her own body to walk and work again. NST returned her life and body to her, and it has meant so much more to her than words can explain. Now a graduate of the Center for Neurosomatic Studies, she feels honored to be able to do this work and teach others that their bodies can heal. She especially loves working with patients with neurological injury, particularly SCI, stoke, and ALS.