I sprained my ankle for the very first time as a 14 year old soccer player. My dad gave me a book on sports medicine and not only did I learn to treat my ankle, but I couldn’t put the book down and immersed myself in all things anatomy and physiology. I became my high school soccer team’s unofficial trainer and went on to study physical education in college.
After the death of my mother and the helpless feeling of not being able to help her when she was in pain, I moved to San Diego and had the good fortune to spend time studying under a man by the name of Pete Egoscue. He taught me all about functional anatomy, how to use gait analysis to determine what muscles are imbalanced, and then most importantly what to do about the pain and symptoms clients were experiencing.
This is my favorite thing to do: watch people move, and then give them exercises to balance out the movement which tends to manage the pain and suffering. I have refined his basic technique through multiple educational workshops over the last 25 years and strive for maximum impact in a minimal amount of time and effort. It is my small way of making a difference in the world, and I never want someone to feel helpless as I did when my mom was sick.
Here’s to balance, strength, and happiness!