About the creators
Dynamic Contraction Technique™ Practitioner
David qualified as a Restorative Exercise Specialist in April 2014 in Ventura, California. In 2015 he completed his training in MovNat and became a Level 2 MovNat certified trainer. David has also trained with Jules Mitchell of Jules Mitchell Yoga. It was whilst researching muscle tension David discovered Dynamic Contraction Technique™, a unique form of resistance stretching. David qualified as a practitioner of Dynamic Contraction Technique in Los Angeles in 2016. In partnership with physical therapist, Nic Bartolotta David created the first-ever online training program for male pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction.
David has a Bachelors Degree in Politics from the University of Stirling in Scotland. David has lived most of his life in Somerset, England. Before experiencing pelvic pain, David loved participating in sport, in particular, Football, Sprinting and Rugby.
It was whilst at University that David first began to experience pelvic pain at the age of nineteen. This continued for 14 years until he found Katy Bowman’s Restorative Exercise™ at the age of 34. During that time David tried numerous treatments such as prostate injections, pelvic floor physical therapy in the UK (Bill Taylor- Taylor Physiotherapy) and the USA (Rhonda Kotarinos), attended the Wise Anderson clinic and eventually had pudendal nerve entrapment surgery (Filler, Dellon). As a result of his pudendal nerve surgeries, David had his Sacro tuberous ligament severed on both sides and had both piriformis muscles resected. The pudendal nerve surgeries had no effect on pain or symptoms.
As someone who has experienced pelvic pain, David knows the desperation pelvic pain patients experience in their search for relief or a cure. He is aware of the crushing blow pelvic pain has on self-esteem and confidence. Whilst having pelvic pain, David felt that he wore a mask to the outside world, a mask that showed he was coping and cheerful. It was only his family and some close friends who saw the real him at that time, someone that frequently had suicidal thoughts, was depressed, and truly desperate to find relief from constant, tortuous pelvic pain.
David’s experience of pelvic pain is his greatest asset in treating other pelvic pain patients.
Throughout his 14 years of pelvic pain, David tried the majority of treatments available to pelvic pain sufferers. He is well aware there are vast numbers of people who just like him after trying the mainstream treatments find themselves still suffering from chronic pelvic pain. After working with pelvic pain patients all over the world David finally found an efficient method for relieving and treating muscular tension. Dynamic Contraction Technique will revolutionize the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction and will be unlike anything you have tried before.
David’s recovery has been an incredible journey and his self-confidence and enthusiasm for life have returned. The same can happen to you. David looks forward to guiding you on your path to changing your body and freeing yourself of pelvic pain.
Physical Therapist & Creator of Dynamic Contraction Technique™
Nic Bartolotta is a physical therapist, inventor, holistic health practitioner, speaker, and creator of Dynamic Contraction Technique (DCT), which has revolutionized how we understand flexibility and methods used to address human performance and rehabilitation.
In 2012, the United States Patent Office granted Nic his first Utility Patent for the DCT ProFlex validating his unique therapeutic device and treatment methodology. Dynamic Contraction Technique and the DCT ProFlex have since been adopted by elite collegiate and professional organizations alike. Trainers and therapists from teams like the Dallas Mavericks, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Houston Rockets, and the USC Trojans have all found great benefit to using Nic’s tools and techniques with their athletes.
Nic was first introduced to physical therapy in 2001 when a knee injury threatened to end his college springboard diving career. At the age of 19 an MRI confirmed that the cartilage in his left knee had worn down to the bone. The prognosis was grim, and he was told that he could anticipate a knee replacement surgery before he turned 45. As is common with many innovators in sports medicine, this injury led Nic to seek out an alternative solution to resolve his pain and return to competition. Through a 2 year mentorship with Resistance Flexability he was able, not only to return to diving, but he went on to compete in the America’s Cup narrowly missing the 2004 Olympic Trials and ending his career ranked in the top 50 in the nation. What’s more impressive, however, is that since 2001 Nic has not experienced any knee pain making the original prognosis of a knee replacement surgery seem absurd. Understanding how the complete resolution of such a severe knee injury was possible has been the driving force behind all of Nic’s academic and professional endeavors.
Graduating in 2003 from UC Berkeley with a BA in Rhetoric Nic went on to continue his education by completing a 1000 hour Holistic Health and Massage program at the International Professional School for Bodywork (IPSB) in San Diego. He then went on to attend Cal State University in 2007 at Long Beach where he earned his Masters degree in Physical Therapy performing his graduate research on DCT.
While attending graduate school Nic founded Harmonix Health LLC and created a robust certification program for DCT hosting courses for trainers and therapists all over the country. Along with the DCT ProFlex, he has invented a number of different manual therapy and self-care products for which he has several more patents pending. In 2014 Nic was asked to be the keynote speaker for a fitness and wellness franchise called The Exercise Coach. His speech, Optimizing Flex-Ability, led to his appointment as Director of Elite Performance for the company, and in March of 2015 Nic and CEO of The Exercise Coach, Brian Cygan, co-invented a groundbreaking and revolutionary new strength training/flexibility device called the CrossFire. With several novel utility patents pending the CrossFire will have its debut the Detroit Pistons NBA team as well as in the prestigious Orthopedic Clinic of Dr. Walter O’brien in Los Angeles.
Nic is entering into his third season working as a Flexibility Specialist/Consultant for the Dallas Mavericks and continues to work one on one with many NBA players. He continues to focus on performance-based product development and innovation within the field of Orthopedic Sports Medicine.