For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by the many different ways people look after and help heal their own, and each other’s, bodies. So, it’s hardly surprising that my life’s work has entailed studying, working with, and teaching others about these subjects – a physiotherapist and bodyworker, anatomy researcher and writer, educator, and mentor, and now, as a book author, speaker, and consultant. My learning was considerably deepened through dealing with some of my own injuries and health issues, as well as those of my family and many patients.
Nowadays, I wear several ‘professional hats,’ though I primarily identify as an ‘integrative anatomist’ – someone who sees the body’s structure from a big-picture, transdisciplinary perspective. My unique combination of professional clinical training and experience, along with my university studies in anatomy, anthropology, medical history, and public health enables me to combine, or integrate, these disciplines’ varied ways of thinking about and doing things. This unconventionally broad, multiple-discipline-spanning perspective is particularly valuable when helping people to find some more (and possibly new to them) ways of improving their health and dealing with their difficult-to-solve health problems.