Iris Wolf, PT has over 40 years of clinical experience and has developed a reputation for delivering high quality of care and superior results for her patients. Over the last 25 years Iris has taught her skills to other therapists, both in the United States as well as Western and Eastern Europe. She specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems using multiple modalities of manual therapy and exercise approaches. Many healthcare practitioners refer their patients to her when their patients have ceased to improve.
Following a Degree in Physical Therapy in 1980 from the University of Freiburg, she practiced Physical Therapy in Germany in various clinics including a position as clinical supervisor in the Rehabilitation Center, Bad Krozingen. She pursued continuing education in European manual therapy in the tradition of J. Cyriax, F. Kaltenborn and Dr. A. Brügger.
In 1989 she immigrated to Oregon and attained American certification in Physical Therapy shortly thereafter. In 1990 she was licensed in Massage Therapy in Oregon.
Beginning in 1989 she practiced Physical Therapy in various clinics in Oregon, including as clinical supervisor in a chronic pain and mild head trauma clinic. Since 1996 she has been in private practice in Portland.
She and her husband Michael Wolf have been instructing osteopathic manual therapy courses in Germany, Austria and the USA since 1996, in Switzerland since 2004 and in Italy and Romania since 2015.
Oregon Physical License #1974 (1989)
Oregon Massage Therapy License #3186 (1990)
She has trained in the following techniques and modalities:
Muscle Energy Technique, Functional Indirect Technique, Functional Craniosacral Techniques und Sequencing with Dr. Ed. Stiles, D.O.
Strain / Counterstrain with Dr. L. Jones, D.O., Randall Kusunose, P.T., Jones Institute.
Fascial Counterstrain with Brian Tuckey, P.T., Tim Hodges, L.M.T., Jones Institute.
Craniosacral Therapy with John Upledger, D.O., Lisa Upledger, D.C., Richard McDonald, D.O., Hendrik Meldrum, P.T., OMT, D.C., Upledger Institute.
Visceral Manipulation with Jean-Pierre Barral, D.O., Alan Croibier, D.O., A.J. de Koning D.O., Gail Wetzler, P.T. , Frank Lowen L.M.T., Upledger Institute.
Lymph Drainage Therapy with the Upledger Institute.
Cranial Fluid Dynamics with Solihin Thom, D.O.
Egoscue Method Exercises
Gokhale Method Exercises
Myofascial Release with Therapy Works and the Rolf Institute
Foundation Teacher Training Certification in Gyrotonic®
Certification in Craniosacral Therapy Techniques in 1998.