Carla Guggenheim, DO, is a board-certified rheumatologist, dancer, Laban movement analyst, and scientist. She graduated from Michigan State University’s internal medicine residency and the University of Iowa’s rheumatology fellowship. She has performed and taught dance and movement from all over the earth. She incorporates Laban, Feldenkrais, Alexander, Sweigard, Bartenieff, Gyrotonic, tai chi, and qigong into her practice of rheumatology.
She taught and performed Bharata Natyam (south Indian classical dance), French Baroque, and Italian Renaissance dance through medical school, her internal medicine residency, and her rheumatology fellowship. She taught osteopathic manipulation at Michigan State University while working on a master’s degree in biomechanics there. Although her thesis was published, she never defended it.
She has practiced rheumatology in mid-Michigan for 18 years, teaching residents from many disciplines as adjunct faculty at Michigan State University, and is director of the nation’s first naturopathic rheumatology residency through the National University of Natural Medicine.
She is an avid gardener, cook, and knitter.