Within my orthopedic manual therapy practice, I have found that when we become aware of and take responsibility for how we carry our bodies, we begin to heal naturally and our pain melts away. The teachings of Paul Kelly resonate with me because of his focus on postural awareness and the brain-body connection.
My first exposure to Paul Kelly was in 2018. I was impressed with the grace and humility with which he taught. He took the time to help us understand the proper functioning of these dynamic bodies with which we work. He influenced me in such a way that when he launched PhysioKinetix (PKT), I knew this would become a game-changer in my practice. I dove into the PKT training with everything from livestream, to home study, to multiple in-person trainings.
As I incorporate these Mobility and Stability techniques into every client session, my clients enthusiastically welcome the opportunity to learn new ways of healing their bodies. They accept responsibility that this is a team effort, as I am here to assist them, coach them, and encourage them into retraining their bodies so that they may live a pain-free lifestyle.
The PKT techniques, which are fun and interactive, can easily be incorporated into treatment time while on the therapy table or taught and practiced at the end of a session while on the floor. My clients and I watch a short video of Paul instructing us on the technique. We practice it and adjust based on the client’s functional ability.
Within a few sessions, clients notice the diminishing of numbness and tingling, faster recovery from injuries, and the elimination of pain. They walk more upright, feel increased confidence in their balance, and have the ability to run the extra mile. I love seeing the results of when we give our bodies what they need, they heal themselves naturally.
I am proud to announce that, I have not only completed the education and training to earn the PKT Level 1 Mobility certification, but I am also the only practitioner in the Pittsburgh area with this unique skillset.
I am grateful for the teachings of Paul Kelly for making these trainings (whether live or online) a true success to those of us who want to further our professional development.
Denise Fahrion is a passionate orthopedic manual therapist in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh serving Wexford, McCandless, Cranberry, Sewickley, Hampton, and Fox Chapel. She personally works toward and shares with her clients ways to become “Focused. Grounded. Balanced.” by taking a holistic approach to healing the body naturally.