Bettina Herbert, MD

Dr. Herbert leads the integrative pain management program at the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine.  She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and joined  the Center after completing her residency with the Department of  Rehabilitation Medicine at  Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.   Dr. Herbert received her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.  During her medical studies, she took additional classes at the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She is currently enrolled in the University of Arizona  Program in Integrative Medicine as a Bravewell Fellow.   Dr. Herbert is a clinical instructor in Rehabilitation Medicine at Jefferson Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University.  She is also a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Organizational Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Herbert's primary clinical interest is using body-centered techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints and chronic pain disorders as well as brain injury, headache, trauma, stroke, fibromyalgia, back pain and other conditions.   She uses an integrative approach that combines individualized nutritional and lifestyle recommendations as well as a variety of hands-on therapies, including osteopathic manipulation, the Feldenkrais method, cranial osteopathy, visceral manipulation, neural tissue release, and gait and posture analysis.  Dr. Herbert is especially interested in medicine for performing and fine artists, and athletes.