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About Dan Hellman, MSPT, Soma Trainer/Therapist


Dan Hellman is a licensed physical therapist and accomplished health and fitness professional. His postgraduate experience in an osteopathic environment fueled a life-long quest to understand the way the systems of the human body work together for performance, healing and well-being. 

Before establishing H3, he practiced physical therapy in several outpatient orthopedic centers specializing in sports medicine and spine rehabilitation. Dan is a past senior faculty member of the prestigious C.H.E.K Institute, which educates fitness and healthcare professionals in a uniquely integrated and holistic approach to health, fitness and well-being. He has traveled North America and the world teaching personal trainers, physical therapists, chiropractors and osteopaths the C.H.E.K philosophy. 

Trained in both traditional and manual physical therapy, Dan has also studied extensively under pioneering French osteopath Guy VOYER and is qualified to teach Voyer’s Soma method. Soma stresses that training — whether for performance, rehabilitation or maintenance—must begin with an understanding of how the entire body moves and does its work.  

Dan is an avid golfer and has combined his love of the sport with his in-depth understanding of the human body’s limits, potential and movements to develop Golf Body Pro. This program helps golfers at all levels play better by conditioning the body for the demands of the golf swing or adapting to physical limitations that may affect the swing. He has worked with golfers from youth level to the top players on the PGA Tour, and he was selected as one of Golf Digest’s 50 “Best Golf-Fitness Professionals in America” at the end of 2017.

After graduating from the University of North Dakota with a B.S. degree in athletic training, Dan earned his M.S. in physical therapy at Des Moines University, formerly the University of Osteopathic Medicine and the Health Sciences. 

Dan has personal clients around the world, including in Kuwait, Trinidad, India, Bahamas, Barbados, Europe and Canada.  His motto – – Better Body. Better Life. 



The Teacher Becomes The Student — Continuing Education Courses completed by Dan:


Courses By Guy Voyer DO:

  • Organizer of Soma Golf Trainer and Soma Golf Therapist
  • Pumping of the lower limbs
  • Pumping of the Trunk and Pelvis
  • Pumping of the Upper Limb and TMJ
  • Fascia Normalization of the Upper Limbs
  • Fascia Normalization of the Trunk and Pelvis
  • Fascia Normalization of the Lower Limb
  • 2TLS of the Upper Limbs and TMJ
  • 2TLS of the Trunk and Pelvis
  • 2TLS Lower Extremity
  • Pelviology 1 – 22 Axes of the Pelvis
  • Pelviology 2 – H1, H2 and H3 Axes
  • Pelviology 3 – Tests and Normalization of AP Axes
  • Pelviology 4 – Nutcrackers and Vertical Axes
  • Pelviology 5 – Review and Clinical Application
  • Thoracic Diaphragm
  • Cervico-Thoracic Diaphragm
  • Pelvic Diaphragm
  • Cranial Diaphragm
  • Vicerology 1 – Peritoneum, Abdominal Aorta, Esophagus and Stomach
  • Vicerology 2 – Peritoneum, Small Intestine, Colon, Liver and Gall Bladder
  • Vicerology 3 – Peritoneum, Urinary System, Spleen and Pancreas
  • Treatment of the Lymphatic System
  • Respiratory and Circulatory Techniques
  • Analytical and Segmental Muscular Strengthening of the Abdominal Muscles and Thoracic Diaphragm
  • Analytical and Segmental Muscular Strengthening of the Lower Limbs
  • Analytical and Segmental Muscular Strengthening of the Upper Limbs and Trunk
  • How to Organize the Education and The Progression of the Squat
  • Myofascial Stretching
  • Specific Proprioception ad Awareness
  • ELDOA 1
  • ELDOA 2
  • ELDOA 4 – The Pelvis
  • Global Postural Stretching
  • Cinesiology and Periodization
  • Soma Golf Trainer – Lower Extremity
  • Soma Golf Trainer – Trunk and Pelvis
  • Soma Golf Trainer – Upper Extremity and Global Patterns
  • Soma Golf Therapy – Lower Extremity
  • Soma Golf Therapy – Upper Extremity and TMJ
  • Soma Golf Therapy – Lumbar and Thoracic Cage
  • Soma Golf Therapy – Pelvis

More classes to come!


Courses By Paul Chek:

  • C.H.E.K Exercise Coach
  • C.H.E.K Level 1
  • C.H.E.K Level 2
  • C.H.E.K Level 3
  • C.H.E.K Level 4
  • Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1
  • Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2
  • Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3
  • PPS Success Mastery
  • C.H.E.K Golf Performance
  • C.H.E.K Golf Biomechanic
  • Senior Faculty Member


Course By Titleist Performance Institute (TPI):

  • TPI 1
  • TPI Junior 2
  • TPI Medical 2
  • TPI Medical 3
  • Junior 2


Course By Paul St. John Neuromuscular Therapist:

  • NMT 1 – Cervical Injuries, Postural Analysis & Pelvic Stabilization
  • NMT 2 – Pain Mechanisms of Low Back
  • NMT 3 – Shoulder, Upper Torso, Spinal Column and Extremities
  • NMT 4 – TMJ Dysfunction, Hands, Feet & Eyes
  • NMT 5 – Neuromuscular Components of Cranial Decompression and Scoliosis


American Academy of Manipulative Therapy

  • SMT 1 – High-Velocity Low-Amplitude Thrust Manipulation of the Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar and Sacroiliac Joints

And many more…



The Effects of Ipsilateral Anterior Thigh Soft Tissue Stretch on Passive Unilateral Straight-Leg Raise

Published JOSPT January 1999 with invited commentary from Shirley Sahrmann, PhD, PT, FAPTA


– 2017 World Golf Fitness Summit – Pumping Vs. Foam Rolling

– 2018 World Golf Fitness Summit – ELDOA Method


2018 Golf Digest: The 50 Best Golf-Fitness Professionals