you spend years believing in a given “truth,” or even doing something the same way for most of your life? Then “it” happens. It may be an event of some kind. Or someone you meet. It happens by accident. And then a whole new reality is upon you. You are faced with the realization that you have been completely blind. Out in the dark. Missing the boat. So what am I talking about? I have been involved in athletics all my life. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t on the Little League field, or doing whatever sport was in season. By the time I had reached college, I had been misfortunate enough to receive more than one “career ending” injury and multiple surgeries. I still managed to play basketball at a NCAA division 1 level college, spending as much time in the care of sports trainers and doctors, as just about anybody. The point to this is that I’ve injured just about every part of my body at one time or another, playing one sport or another. Over the years, I’ve come to know the routine of treating sports related injuries quite well. Some of which I have overcome, and some of which I had come to the conclusion that I would have to live with. Over the last couple of years however, it meant not being able to train enough to compete in an Ironman distance triathlon. A dream that I had concluded would go unfulfilled. I met Julie Donnelly completely by accident. I had given up on finding someone who could treat my Achilles Tendonitis with results. It would always re-occur with any lengthy training sessions. Julie sent me her book. And that’s when I had “it” happen to me. I found myself following directions and treating the mid-calf area of my leg, not my heel, (where all the pain was coming from). “How could that work?” From the time I had my first “booboo” the question was “where does it hurt?” and then the attention always focused on that area. And most certainly throughout my sports life, I don’t remember one doctor fooling with a small spot on a muscle more than a foot away from my injury. To keep this story short, here is the result. My $300.00 pair of prescription orthotics is in the closet, and I finished my first Ironman Triathlon in June of 2002. This is completely due to Julie’s technique of treating repetitive strain injuries. Julie Donnelly is not only an insightful and knowledgeable therapist, but she is also a teacher in the true sense of the word. I encourage you to take this book and use it as a guide to better health, better performance, and a better life. Don’t be shocked to find that the pain in your shoulder just might be caused by a spasm in your back; and that you can treat it in a matter of minutes, not weeks. Just remember that the recognized experts in the field used to think that the earth was flat!