In the lead up to the FHT’s first Virtual Training Congress we have been introducing FHT members to our event speakers. Today hear from Allyn Edwards from Core Postural Alignment about his seminar on the affects of gravity on the body.
Tell us a bit of background about yourself…
I was an immunologist and was very interested in what is now called “psychoneuroimmunology”, the interplay between the nervous system, the endocrine system and the immune system and how these three systems work together to keep us well. Unfortunately at that time there didn’t seem to be any way within the NHS to use this information constructively for the patient’s benefit. When I came into contact with chiropractors I realised that they had found a way to integrate these three systems in a therapeutic way, so I trained as a McTimoney Chiropractor. When I discovered core postural alignment in 1998 I realised that this was even better.
How did you find 2020? What business challenges were presented to you and how did you overcome these challenges?
2020 was very challenging both to our clinical practice and our training courses. We were in the fortunate position of being able to continue to work throughout the various lockdowns and tiers albeit at a much reduced capacity to accommodate all the necessary safety measures to make our practice Covid compliant. As far as our training courses went all of them had to be cancelled. With no courses to run we addressed a question that we had had off and on for 20 years, ‘can you organise a distance learning version of the course?’
We put our thinking caps on and the answer was yes! We thought we’d be able to have it shared in a few weeks, what poor naïve fools we were! Seven months and 44 videos of of hard graft later, it’s finally gone live.
How do you usually spend your spare time?
I enjoy spending time with my family, I am often ‘Dad’s taxi!’. I also cycle a lot as it is a great way for me to experience the environment- and I play the ukulele in a local band.
What is your Virtual Congress seminar about and what can attendees expect to come away with?
We’ll be looking at the effects a poor relationship with gravity has on the body. Viewers will learn a simple 20-second test to see if they or their clients are gravitationally challenged. We’ll also be exploring some of the latest developments in how gravity interacts with your physiology, emotional wellbeing, internal architecture, consciousness, and even the length of your life. Viewers will come away with an increased appreciation for the role that gravity plays on health and wellness.
What is it about your topic that appeals to you and why is it useful for therapists?
A poor relationship with gravity can affect joints, muscles, fascia, posture, energy, wellness and peak performance. If you work in any of these areas then restoring a more favourable relationship with gravity can have profound improvements to the way you work. In our own case we found that integrating CPA into our chiropractic practices was so simple to do and received such great feedback from our clients that we were able to help more people in a day and it was much less stressful on our own bodies. The latter an extra bonus for us, as I’m sure you’re aware you can be a bit drained at the end of a long day in clinic.
Buy your ticket to the FHT Virtual Congress here.
*Ticket prices: FHT student members £25, FHT members £30, non-FHT members £45