I often speak in my seminars about the importance of the science of soft tissue therapy. I have had the great fortune to work with artists and athletes of the highest caliber, and all of them understood the science of their chosen field at the highest level. The same should be true for neuromuscular therapy. Embracing the science does not negate the art, it enhances it.
Today, I found this wonderful quote by Leonardo Da Vinci:
"Those who become enamoured of the art, without having previously applied to the diligent study of the scientific part of it, may be compared to mariners who put to sea in a ship without rudder or compass and therefore cannot be certain of arriving at the wished for port."
The "wished for port" in our work is a predictable result for our clients. With all the variable threads that any treatment strategy can take, creating a predictable result is no easy task. It isn't for people who don't like life-long learning and who do not want to withstand failure. Being great at PNMT is hard work, but it has rich rewards. Let's walk that path together. . .