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Renee from Queens, New York
Renee Gerber
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August 6, 2013 - 8:43 pm
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Hi all!

I have recently made a drastic career change (from administrative assistant to doctor of physical therapy!)  It was a long, hard road, but something I have wanted since I was a young girl.  


During my months of interning in various clinical settings I began to see what people in pain and with limited movement responded to most.  Almost all responded positively to touch--manual, hands-on therapy.  Although the physical therapy program was intense and in depth, and prepared me well to evaluate, diagnose, and treat a great variety neuro-musculo-skeletal conditions, there was not enough emphasis (in my opinion) on soft tissue mobilization, stretching, spinal and other joint mobilization.  Yes, we learned about these modalities in theory, but had very little actual practice time.


I had been looking for a massage course such as this for a while now.  Enrolling in a local massage school just is not an option right now.  Shama's Thai Back Massage Course is just what I am looking for!  I've already completed the Knee Massage Course and found it extremely helpful--for treating my own cranky knees and the knees of several clients.


I look forward to going through the Thai Back Massage Modules one by one.  I really appreciate the organization of Shama's courses.  I believe it will really work for me!




Shama Kern
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August 6, 2013 - 10:23 pm
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Hi Renee, I am excited to have another professional join us here in the forum. I am happy for you that you made a career shift and followed your passion. I did the same thing a long time ago, and I have never regretted it for one moment.

It's great to hear that the Knee Therapy course helped you already. This is one of the courses which I recently updated considerably. 

The Thai Back Massage course will keep you busy for quite some time, and your clients happy, I am sure! I am looking forward to following your progress in the forum!

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