However, I do think that I can help a lot of people live a pain free life.\
I can do this because most overuse injuries, or … can be prevented with changes in movement patterns and the right life and exercise choices. Do I think that physical therapists and doctors are not necessary? No, its very important to know when you need to refer out, and also to know who to refer to.
Now, I think that it is pretty much impossible to stop doing everything that puts weird stresses on our body, not to mention how boring life might be. But, I do think that you can mitigate these stresses and become stronger in ways that help counteract any damage you might accrue.
Even those who have been to rehab and done some time performing the home exercises from their PT’s, eventually tend to stop doing them. Unfortunately, just doing corrective/preventive exercises or movements for a short time is not good enough. In order to counteract our daily lives, we need to be doing the right kind of movements and preventive measures as part of our daily routines. Think of it as an insurance policy. Rather than saving money to fix ourselves if we get hurt, how about we prevent the hurt in the first place. This goes for any aspect of our daily lives, from nutrition, to smoking habits, to movement.
PS: To any Practictioners (Doctors, Physcial Therapists, Occupational Therapists, PTA’s and OTA’s, Massage Therapists, etc) thank you for doing what you do. We could not do this without you. To show our appreciation (and because we know you would never suggest something you haven’t looked into or experienced for yourself) tell us what you do and get 10% off any of our group programs or get our special practioners rate on our individual training programs.