Early in my physical therapy career several challenging cases led me to explore the mind-body connection. I saw amazing results when combining treatment for the inter-connected nature of physical pain with deep emotional wounds.
I became a Physical Therapist and Lamaze International Childbirth Educator in 1978. I thought about becoming a physician but decided on physical therapy, because physical therapy’s focus integrates my love of sports, outdoor activities, and medicine. I love outdoor activities and life sciences so what a blessing to incorporate both into my life’s work. My specialized training included manual therapy, sport, spine, orthopedic, neurologic, trauma (childhood and combat), and ob-gyn rehabilitation.
I saw male and female patients whose pain and symptoms had no related physical injury or structural disorder. I worked with mental health professionals to resolve physical and non-physical pain and limitation. When you’re in pain, you can’t always determine why, but you know for sure – it hurts and you want help!
Here is how I helped James and Cheryl…