Happy summer, 2017! All’s well in the world of Manual Therapy in the downtown Appleton Zuelke Building (coming up on three years in my return to private practice @ Brennan Hussey, PT, LLC). I’ve enjoyed the stories of new and old patients as well as the appreciation felt when we arrive at an answer to the latest physical pain. And I continue to be amazed by how many of you (majority) yearn for alternative treatment and answers for physical pain. While mainstream medicine has sometimes helped, most people intuitively know that there must be more……yes, there usually is.
By considering the body as a collection of interdependent systems and parts, manual therapy offers an alternative view of treatment. For example, why do we assume the pain and the problem are in the same place?
Speaking of alternative and mainstream, Ellen (also Mayo Clinic PT Class of ’88) has started teaching tai chi. I do not recall ‘multifidi’ being a topic of discussion in our home since we studied together during our formal graduate school days in Rochester (this is a ‘mainstream’ adaptation of an ‘alternative’ practice in my opinion – see ‘back muscles’). Anyway, breathing, balance, mindfulness, and flexibility are ALL enhanced with tai chi. Did I mention fun?!
Enjoy the second half of your summer! Currently looking forward to a September return to Sacramento, CA & Kinections Educational Institute (formerly known as Ursa Foundation) for another great class in Manual Therapy.