I enjoy helping our own, PT's lead such active lives so come with sports injuries and the work such as in nursing homes and hospitals is brutal on the body. I was pleased to be able to treat Emily at the last workshop, use gentle common sense Hesch Method. I am grateful for her feedback and hope to return to the region to present on the upper body and lower body. Also just today treated a very successful retired PT who treated olympic men's gymnastics and LPGA tours. Made some definitive gains and encountered some real limitations, and I take comfort in knowing the difference, calling my limitations early on.
As I reflect on the recent seminar I reflect on one of the most mobile scapulas I have seen and two very surprising stuck lateral clavicles and yes she did have some symptoms of thoracic outlet, early /mild symptoms. Mobilizing them forward make a significant difference in her posture, in the tone of her abdominals, in the scapular stability. I love it when the body surprises me and presents the unexpected, I always learn, become a little more attentive, a
This is Emily's email:
This is Emily Thomas. I was at the Hesch Method course in Sigourney and you worked on my knee and ribs/hip. I just thought I would let you know that I have been doing awesome since having you treat me. Since you treated my femur I have been able to do squats, lunges, and stairs without pain. When treating patients I have also been able to do resisted running with patients, push people in wheelchairs up/down the ramp, and demonstrate jumping exercises without any pain.
You also mobilized my lower right ribs to decrease pain and hip flexor tone. Every day I have been amazed at how much this has improved. I used to have a large amount of tightness and pain with running and spent a significant amount of time stretching my right hip flexors before and after working outs. As of today I have only had 2 out of 10 days where I felt my hip flexors were tight. In both instances I laid supine for 5 minutes with a 2" foam roll placed under those ribs. Both times I had immediate relief of symptoms upon standing. This also fixed the sensation of hip pain when I needed to go to the bathroom.
In addition to having you treat me, we have had great success thus far with the information we learned in your class. My coworkers (Wendy and Sarah) and I have felt very confident with our skills and have made huge gains with some patients!
After talking with my boss and co-workers, we are all very interested in the possibility of hosting the Whole Body course. I work for RehabVisions which is a large company that has clinics in 11 states, but many of the clinics are based in small towns in Iowa and Nebraska. I am assuming if they allowed us to host the class it would be only for RehabVision employees, but I am not certain of this. I looked at the course description and it appears you teach upper spine and UE one day, and lower spine and LE the next day. One thing that is a little different with our company is that our Occupational Therapists see many of our shoulders and elbows. Due to that, we are wondering if it would be possible for the OTs to attend 1 day of the class and PTs to attend both days? If possible could you please send me information regarding the requirements and financial commitment for hosting a class? Once I receive that information I will contact our headquarters about hosting a class.
Thank you again for all your help and for any information you can get me about hosting a class!
Emily Thomas, DPT