Dr. Rachel Brooks, MD, FCA
Dr. Brooks is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and completed her post-graduate work there in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She holds certifications as Diplomate - American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Diplomate - National Board of Medical Examiners. She currently practices physical medicine and rehabilitation at her private practice in Portland, OR, specializing in osteopathic manipulative medicine. She is a Fellow of the Osteopathic Cranial Academy, and a member of the American Academy of Osteopathy and the Osteopathic Cranial Academy.
Dr. Brooks has been involved in teaching cranial osteopathy since 1986. Her osteopathic journey began when she met Dr. Rollin E. Becker in 1975, just before she entered the University of Michigan Medical School. That first meeting with Dr. Becker inspired her to pursue the study and practice of osteopathy. After completing a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation in 1982, She began her private practice in osteopathy the following year. At that time, she had the opportunity to study for many years with Anne Wales, DO.
In addition to her teaching, she has undertaken several publication projects. She assisted Anne Wales, DO in the editing of Teachings in the Science of Osteopathy by William G. Sutherland, DO, and she helped edit the second edition of Sutherland's Contributions of Thought. Dr. Brooks is the editor of the Stillness Press books on the teachings of Rollin Becker: Life in Motion and The Stillness of Life.
Dr. Brooks was a member of the board of trustees of the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation, serving from 1988 through 2004. She continues to be sought worldwide for her personal and historical insights regarding the practice and foundations of Osteopathic practice.