Lu Mueller-Kaul is a board-approved provider of continuing education for massage therapists in Florida, but also instructs PTs, OTs, LMTs, and chiropractors in applying manual therapy techniques for instant results (MyoMob and Structural Integration) in 15 more states.
Outside of her medical career, Lu has always been passionate about cohousing and coliving (TEDx talk 2018), and has been a leader in the Central Florida LGBT and business communities (Chamber president for the term of 2016/17).
Lu began her career as a uniquely skilled bodyworker at a college for naturopathic medicine in Germany, where she continues to hold a physician’s license today. Influences of her work came from osteopathic manual therapy, chiropractic, Chinese medicine, and corrective exercises. Mostly, Lu combined acupuncture with manual therapy techniques in her naturopathic practice, and taught exercises as homework for her patients.
2006-2008 she was studying at the Rolf Institute® in Boulder, Colorado and Sao Paulo, Brazil. When she was ready to start her practice in the US, Lu chose to set up a bigger clinic in Orlando, Florida, with the goal of providing excellent massage therapists with a place to work that is decidedly “not a spa”.
Lu’s bodywork clinic Balance Orlando employs six other therapists and has office staff on site seven days a week. Lu herself offers live and online courses on many medical topics, including myofascial mobilizations (MyoMob) for the most effective treatments of pain in the musculoskeletal system. She is sought after as a speaker and advisor, and served as president of the board at the Central Florida LGBT chamber of commerce. In the second year under Lu’s leadership, the chamber received the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s prestigious Chamber of the Year award.
Mentoring and coaching fellow therapists is very rewarding to Lu, but she is also seeing her own clients at Balance Orlando and provides home visits from Naples to Gainesville as an Advanced Certified Rolfer™ and Rolf Movement® practitioner.