I never thought my nerding out about the body would spark some curiosity or re-ignite a love for movement for others - until social media.
It may sound corny, but movement is a gift - and losing the ability is always a wake up call. I’ve seen it be stripped from all kinds of people…
But then someone puts it in perspective. With proper training, adaptation, guidance, someone is doing something incredible again.
The comeback from a major injury? Awesome. Adaptive sports? Hell yes. Lifting champs (esp the older age group?) Badass. Pediatric patients that are absolute rays of sunshine playing despite an injury or limitation? I love it.
I've gotten a lot of messages lately about feeling stuck or burnt out with PT. People tell me how helpful & interesting this page is. I am SO honored and it makes my day, but I can't take credit for the body being the real MVP.
How the nervous system adapts with skills like sports or artistry, or how 15 min walk can change 𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯 for the better, or better grip strength may mean a longer life still blow my mind. The fact a weight is impossible one day but with practice & programming it just HAPPENS? Science is wild!
Imagine getting someone to move better using movement itself. Imagine debilitating doubts & fears about the body being replaced with hope, understanding, & motivation, even with pain present.
I get to study the body at a level SO detailed & work with people so closely, giving them the tools to help them move at their greatest potential doing the things that that give THEIR lives meaning.
Helping people navigate their pain & body’s needs as they get stronger is great. But restoring hope in an enjoyable life & getting people to appreciate movement to take advantage of the single most beneficial (FREE) medicine in the world bc they enjoy it? This is what PT means to me.
What's one thing your body does that brings you joy?