This year-end post offers ways to help you part with your Christmas gift vouchers, generous tips, or end-of-year bonus money. Some recommended apps include the ‘Anatomy in Motion’ series, and ‘The Human Body by Tiny Bop’, for little kids and big kids alike. I’ve also been drawn to ‘Real Bodywork’ and ‘Muscle System Pro III’. For other journeys I use my all-time 2013 favourite app called WAZE; great for avoiding traffic jams, accidents and cops. Let me know your own favourites.
Literary highlights for me this year included ‘The Mystery of Pain’ by Douglas Nelson, ‘8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back’ by Esther Gokhale, and a new version of ‘Backache, Stress, and Tension’ by Hans Kraus. Leon Chaitow’s updated ‘Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders’ is a must-buy, and no clinic should be without Amber Davies’ ‘Trigger Point Therapy Workbook’, 3rd edition. My dietary needs have been met in ‘Cooked’ by Michael Pollan, ‘Grain Brain’ by Dr David Perlmutter, and the newly minted ‘Death by Food Pyramid’ by Denise Minger. Food for thought.
A couple of early-2014 courses have already caught my eye. On February 8-9th David Butler and Robert Johnson of the NOI group will be in Boston explaining ‘Explain Pain’, the neuromatrix way, as per the new 2nd edition of Butler’s book. I’m looking for 2 more people to join me to save 10% of the $650 course fee. Let me know. By chance, on the same weekend in Albuquerque, there is a workshop called ‘The Diagnosis and Treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndromes’ led by Myopain Seminars own Dr. Robert Gerwin, along with Lucy Whyte Ferguson and NAMTPTs own Vicky Magown. Gerwin and Whyte Ferguson are the authors of the little known book shown above that is a timeless treasure trove of myofascial jewels.
Roll on 2014 – appy New Year.