POSTED BY LAURA ON MAY 1, 2013 IN ALL WELLNESS NEWS | 0 COMMENTS
Hi Blogosphere. As the new All Wellness (guest) blogger. I thought I would introduce myself.
I, like most people, am frequently asked what I do for work. The easy (though at times risky) response is “I’m a Physical Therapist.” The risk is the typical reaction of “Oh, you know, my knee has been hurting a lot when I ride my bike” and before I know it, my evening is over and all I have had the pleasure of discussing is aches, pains and bodily functions.
Please, dear reader, don’t get me wrong. I love discussing IBS as much as the next girl. But theresaplaceandtimeforeverything. And usually the place and time is in my office, not over a charcuterie board.
So, what exactly do I do? Well, it’s complicated.
As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, I am equal parts coach, cheerleader, educator, anatomist, manual therapist, exercise guru and guide to connecting the BIG THREE: Body, Mind and Spirit. I walk with my patients on the fine line of pushing to just-before-its-too-much, or other days, less-is-more. Some sessions we find our edge together (“what was happening in your life when you started to have this severe neck pain?” or “Ten more, come on you can do it!”) and other days we explore how the body may heal itself through passive activities or meditation.
Some think of me as a Myofascial Release practitioner, others as a Craniosacral Therapist. For most I am an orthopedic PT and for many I have been an aquatic therapist. For everyone I am a critical thinker and a partner.
Regardless of which approach we take (and every session is different) together we achieve healing, understanding and progress. Make no mistake: we do hard work.
But it’s worth it.
~ Emelia, DPT
Read more about Emelia, HERE!