One Goal, Two Different Ways to Get There

Posted by NAIOMT on Sep 3, 2015 10:48:28 PM

There is a skit by comedian Michael McIntyre where he describes the difference between people leaving the house – those with kids and those without kids. Those without kids decide to leave the house and just get up put on their coats and walk out the door. And for those with kids it is about a 20min process involving looking for shoes, jacket zippers getting stuck, pulling kids out from under the bed…you get the point.

I think this skit has many applications to life. Everyone is eventually able to get out the door, for some it takes more of a choreographed dance then simply standing up and walking out the door.
While taking our classes and going through the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy certification process my study partner and I were these two couples trying to get out the door. She did not have kids and I was in the middle of having babies. She decided that today she was going to study the wrist so she opened her notebooks and studied the wrist. I decided on that same day to study the wrist but in the process had to change a diaper blowout, read Clifford for the umpteenth time, and rescue a car out of the toilet. We both got our studying done but it looked different for each of us. There is no one way to walk out the door.
soappman175This is not to say that those without young kids have an easier time studying. Everyone has challenges and zippers that get stuck and slow you down, my partner was opening her own practice while studying. At times we would look at each other and say “I have no clue how you balance all that.” No matter what phase of life you are in it is a balancing act. NAIOMT knows that you are a person outside of NAIOMT and we want you to be that person and have balance! These manual therapy classes are designed to help you do just that.

-Stacy SoappmanPT, DSc, COMT, FAAOMPT

The North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy


Upcoming Courses with Stacy:

S-625 Peripheral Manipulation (Berrien Springs, MI)
October 11 - October 12, 2015
Berrien Springs, MI
Soappman, Stacy
C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine (Touro College NYC) +7 hrs Online
October 18 - October 19, 2015
New York, NY
Windsor, Brett
Soappman, Stacy
December 2015
C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II-Hip (Touro College NYC) +7 hrs Online
December 6 - December 7, 2015
New York, NY
Windsor, Brett
Soappman, Stacy
Manip Like A Girl: Work Smarter Not Harder (Seattle-Tukwila, WA) +3 hrs Online
December 13 - December 13, 2015
Seattle (Tukwila), WA
Soappman, Stacy
January 2016
C-626 Shoulder Elbow Wrist Hand (Touro College NYC) +7 hrs Online
January 24 - January 25, 2016
New York, NY
Windsor, Brett
Soappman, Stacy
May 2016
C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine I (Touro College NYC) +7 hrs Online
May 8 - May 9, 2016
New York, NY
Windsor, Brett
Soappman, Stacy
C-621 Knee Ankle Foot (Touro College NYC) +7 hrs Online
May 22 - May 23, 2016
New York, NY
Windsor, Brett
Soappman, Stacy

Topics: manual therapy, Manual Therapy, manual therapy certification, Manual Therapy Mentorship, naiomt certification, Physical Therapy

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