As you know, I’ve been teaching people how to self-treat for chronic pain and sports injuries for over 20 years. Since the beginning of the war in Iraq I have been wanting to teach wounder veterans how to self-treat the muscles they are repetitively straining as they use wheelchairs and crutches, but I’ve never been able to figure out how to get to the place where I was accepted as a volunteer. I’ve tried but the medical departments at the VA hospitals always said “no” because I’m not a physical therapist. How narrow. Simply pushing the wheelchair will repetitively strain their shoulder muscles and will cause all the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, and it can be treated so easily.
Today I met a woman while I was shopping at Wal-Mart. We began to talk about how today was a moving day for both of us (hence the need to shop for some needed items) and one thing led to another…next thing I knew I’d made my connection to work with veterans! Hooray!!!
She needs to contact me once she gets her internet service going, and I’m surrounded by boxes and boxes of stuff, so today isn’t a good day anyway. I’m really excited about the opportunity to work with wounded men and women, helping them and their care-givers learn how to do the simple Julstro techniques that I’ve been teaching so many people for all these years. It will be done through the USO here in North Carolina, although I’m not sure of the location, I think it’s Raleigh.
When I get the correct website I’ll let you know, perhaps there’s something you’d like to do to make the life of a wounded warrior a little easier.
Have a great weekend,