In a Nutshell
Hanna Somatics Practitioner
Rick graduated from physical therapy school in 1996. After failing to help his patients adequately, he realized that standard physical therapy education left him unprepared to truly help people with chronic pain or nagging injuries. As a result Rick has spent the last 20+ years developing his pioneering approach.
Shortly after Rick took over a small physical therapy clinic in Denver in 2012, business grew very rapidly due to word-of-mouth referrals and physicians seeing his rapid and lasting results for their most difficult patients. Body in Balance Physical Therapy has become the clinic to recover from painful injuries. He has trained all his therapists in his revolutionary approach to fixing pain and is sought out for help around the world.
One of the driving forces behind Rick’s search for answers was his own chronic back pain which began before he attended school. Not finding the answers in PT school, Pilates, personal training or yoga, Rick realized a fundamental element connecting movement, structure and pain was missing from most disciplines. He has dedicated these past two decades to unravel the secrets about how the body works to create and eliminate pain. He has distilled his discoveries down to a very simple system anyone can follow.
The key to his back, hip, knee, foot/ankle, and headache programs is a deep understanding of how poor movement habits break down muscles, tendons, ligaments and bone to create pain. Fixing these painful habits such walking, bending over, sitting, standing, or sleeping helps tissues heal and restores pain-free function by relieving excessive pressure on these tissues. Additionally Rick offers simple stretching, strengthening and taping recommendations for key muscles to speed recovery and heal damaged tissues.
Rick’s powerful techniques can be found in his ground-breaking
Fixing You® series of books which have sold tens of thousands of copies through Amazon. However he discovered that some people needed more direct guidance. So he created his unique videos for people to follow along at home—a more streamlined approach to solving pain.
Rick’s 20-30 minute routines will guide you through the exercises to fix your pain. His techniques put the power to heal your pain back into your hands and give rapid results. So much so that after each session, you are prompted to test your pain to see that it has reduced. No other program will give you faster and long-lasting results.
Rick’s approach will help restore vitality, strength, and flexibility to your body. Most importantly, you will gain control of and eliminate pain—for good. Rick believes we all have the ability to solve our own pain and master our bodies given the right tools.
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