I’ve found that when we become aware of and take responsibility for how we carry our bodies, we begin to heal naturally and our pain often melts away. The teachings of Erik Dalton resonate with me because of his focus on postural awareness and the brain-body connection.
As I worked my way through a few of the online courses and I felt as though I was making good progress, I decided to make plans to attend the infamous Oklahoma City workshop with Erik Dalton live and in person! This was my first personal interaction with Erik who is extremely gracious, funny, and definitely takes the time to get to know his students, making sure “no child is left behind”.
As I began to incorporate gait analysis, brain-based postural assessments and graded exposure joint stretching techniques into my orthopedic pain management practice, my sessions became more efficient and productive. By making my clients aware of holding patterns that were inhibiting optimal movement and possibly causing them pain, they learned to appreciate how to self-correct and reverse many of these inefficient patterns. Within a few sessions, clients began remarking of their newfound ease of movement and improved balance. Clients began walking more upright and had the ability to run that extra mile…and in one case my client was able to finally swing her badly injured leg over to mount her horse.
I’ve really enjoyed seeing the results of client’s bodies moving more freely and healing more naturally. I am proud to announce that by the end of 2019, I have not only completed the education and training to earn the graduate degree of Master Myoskeletal Therapist (MMT), but I am also the only practitioner in the Pittsburgh area with this unique skillset.
Thanks to all the Freedom From Pain Institute staff. Love being a part of this unique group of enlightened therapists and proud to be a MMT.