The first Skype session/consultation is $90 and consists of two parts. It can be paid via Venmo or PayPal (PayPal charges fees) before the session begins. This is the process Pre-Session I send you:
- an online questionnaire that you fill out with as much information as possible and then send back to me.
- Some basic PRI tests via Dropbox. The tests work better when you have someone to help you with them. It’s hard to accurately self-test without “cheating”. You can then send the results to me via e-mail or make videos of the tests and send them to me via WhatsApp. This is actually the preferred way of doing it so I can see the results for myself. These tests are very important and serve as a baseline for comparison. If the tests change, we know that you have broken a PRI defined pattern to one degree or another.
Skype Session 1: Duration: One hour We talk about your issues, how PRI and behavior modification will seek to address your issues and I’ll ask you to do a few more tests during the session. From the questionnaire, test results, and the actual Skype session, I should get a good idea as to what the nature of the problem is and will send you techniques (special exercises) to perform along with any supporting information I think you may need. Session Two: 5-7 days later Duration: 30 minutes I watch you perform the techniques and answer any questions that come up. This is a hugely important step. Most people don’t perform the techniques perfectly in the beginning and need help. I would then follow up with e-mails and if another session is warranted, we could discuss that.
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What Does a Program Consist of?
I use PRI as the core of my programming. However, I will also make other behavioral and exercise modification suggestions.
The neuromuscular re-training utilizes specific movement-based techniques that teach your body how to stabilize and move without the compensatory muscle function that causes pain.
Accordingly, the process involves mastery of the exercises and progression to more difficult exercises that more closely mimic the demands of daily life.
What is Involved in Successful Pain Resolution?
Over the years I’ve found some commonalities among people who respond well to my approach.
These people tend to be highly motivated, intellectually interested in what is going on with the process, open-minded, and eager to learn how to take control of their body.
The goal is to empower you to be in control of your body and thus not rely on other therapies that do nothing but provide short-term relief.
There is undoubtedly a learning curve to the process, and be mindful that there is no such thing as a quick fix. Patience and consistency with the techniques are the key. You MUST be willing to be proactive in your healing process. Mastery of the techniques takes time.
There will be a certain amount of information that you have to integrate into your life. That’s why patience and a willingness to learn is of utmost importance. I can not overstate this enough.
To help support you in that endeavor, I created supporting educational videos and documents to help make sense of things. Plus there are all my YouTube videos to help with specific topics.
What are Reasonable Expectations?
How long does it take to form a habit?
Sources vary, but it could be anywhere from three weeks to two months.
This is important because PRI works with your brain at the level of where your sensory information is integrated with muscle function, along with the memory forming areas of the cerebellum, hippocampus, and prefrontal cortex, so that proper movement becomes habitual.
You will be using conscious awareness and movements to reprogram your unconscious postural and movement “behaviors.”
At the moment, you have a “habit” of stabilizing, moving, and breathing with the wrong muscles!
You have to override old postural and movement “habits” with new ones. That’s what the programming does.
To be clear: no one else can “fix you”. The only person that can change your postural and movement patterns is you, because it’s your own brain that controls it. I can only show you the way. It’s up to you to implement the information and techniques I provide.
The good thing is that once you understand what the techniques are doing, it’s something you have with you forever.