How it all started
To put it simply, my life has been a series of events which built upon one another has led me to this place. As a child, I had self esteem issues associated with being very thin. I decided that only I could change my life and feelings about myself. I decided that I would use weight lifting as the mechanism to achieve this goal. Over a four year period I put on 40 pounds of muscle. The great thing was because I had a natural curiosity about physics and a natural inclination toward the subject, I taught myself the physics and biomechanics of weight lifting. This knowledge would become a key component to my understanding of how to resolve pain through targeted strength training.
During this period of time, I became disillusioned with my present occupation as a project manager in building construction. I left the profession and took a job in a gym because I simply enjoyed weight lifting and liked to be around it. The first guy I met told me about a profession where you can make a living treating people’s bodies; physical therapy. I found out I only needed a few prerequisites to apply to medical school for physical therapy so I took the courses. Luckily I was accepted to physical therapy school and took the next two years obtaining my bachelor’s degree. Strangely enough while everybody else seemed to be going along with the process, I saw major flaws in the logic of what was being taught. It was obvious that things that were being taught couldn’t be correct. I decided to sit tight and stay the course to get my degree but knowing full well that I would attempt to create my own understanding about what was causing people’s pain and how to treat it once I was given the chance to practice.