Practical Movement is structurally-based movement education. PMT examines posture to reveal the muscular imbalances, just like Deb’s massage therapy techniques. To address the imbalances, Deb teaches you movements and provides education about how you can move differently as you go through your day.
Movements are effortless and pain-free. Movements are designed to re-train the nervous and muscular systems. Deb teaches you about any structural issues that are present. These issues include leg length differences and how they can affect the musculature, referrals for diagnosis, and methods of treatment. As needed, Deb provides basic postural, walking, and ergonomic education.
Deb founded PMT Seminars to teach what she had been using with her clients for many years. Since Deb's hands-on work is very specific, she became interested in ways to get her clients involved in their own healing process, to augment her in-session work.
Deb discovered that awareness-based movements that address specific postural imbalances help clients get better faster. The movements provide a way for clients with on-going issues to be less reliant on regular bodywork. When the movements no longer work, it's time for a tune-up.
Note: While PMT is designed to be incorporated into a massage therapy practice and its scope overlaps with massage therapy, it is a stand-alone therapy that is distinct and apart from massage therapy. PMT is a neuromuscular re-education therapy that is typically exempted in massage therapy state laws, including Montana.