Engaging into discussions regarding right lateral superior and posterior inferior chest wall expansion is so rewarding when the engagers truly want to understand the reasoning behind the intent and the outcomes purpose. Regardless how we feel about internal physiologic or physical movement of our anatomy, we all stay alive through compression and decompression. This course reviews the neuro-mechanical patterns of basic diaphragmatic decompression, i.e. expansion, and corresponding direction of compressive forces, i.e. abdominals and body position. Having 50 engaged class participants from seven different areas of study, allowed all of us to compress and decompress not only in the lab setting, but during questions and answer sessions, that were as valuable, in my opinion as the material in the power point and in the manual. Joseph Turic DPT, Aleena Kanner ATC, NASM, Beth Lewis and many others in the lab setting were so helpful in expanding minds, behavior and concepts. Navin Hettiarachchi ATC, Dip MT, MCMT, ATC, PRT, CSCS and Sean Light MS, RSCC, LMT, CS, PRT, as lab assistants, expand anyone or everyone that gets close to them with their smiles alone. It was so wonderful to have Gail Wetzler DPT, EDO, BI-D, a very prominent Barral Institute instructor, in attendance. I am so grateful for the opportunity to get to know her better. We were scheduled last year to present in Puerto Rico at the AAPMD conference, before Maria hit. Please read my tweet on how people like her expand my moral compass.
Finally, I want to thank all the wonderful people at Finish Line Physical Therapy.
They not only allow us to expand PRI in the New York City region, again, but actually took part in expanding this course by reviewing their lab discoveries, and by expanding my stomach through feeding me the peanut butter filled pretzels! These have become a Finish Line staple of expansion. Thank you.