I recently came across this quote while reading Stephen Covey's " The Eighth Habit" and it made me reflect about the path I took back in 2002 when I started my journey with Postural Restoration®. Looking back, at the past 10 years, I do not regret that I took up a path that diverged from the traditional world of physical therapy. It has indeed made all the difference in the way I practice and preach. What is so different with this path, you may ask ? Well, the most important difference for me has been just looking at the human body in a totally different way, because it is indeed different on the left than it is on the right. Says who ? Well, seeing is believing, don't just take my word for it. I see it everyday, thanks to the teachings of Ron Hruska, PT and founder of the Postural Restoration Institute®. Ron, and his team were the first to show me this difference and the need to recognize and address this difference in order to effectively treat any musculo-skeletal issue. Had I not known to look for this asymmetry, I would still be asking my patients to do hamstring stretches or back extensions and chin tucks, just to name a few. I would still be strengthening the same muscles on both sides of the body instead of isolating and integrating muscles. I would not have been able to help a sixty some year old yoga practitioner (that had been treated by multiple disciplines, including traditional physical therapy and steroid injections), finally get rid of her hip pain in just a few visits and be able to hike pain free across the country. And there are more examples I will share with you in the second half of this blog. But for now, just know that travelling down a different road, one less travelled by has sure been a great experience!