FHT Virtual Congress – Debbie Gannon and the importance of good posture

In the lead up to the FHT’s first Virtual Training Congress we have been introducing FHT members to our event speakers. Today we hear from Debbie Gannon from the Holistic Tai Chi Qigong Training Academy in Leicestershire, about her seminar on good posture.

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I discovered Tai Chi Qigong by accident, almost 30 years ago while on holiday when I attended a morning exercise session by the pool. I was hooked. I found a local class then joined a club which taught movement, massage and meditation. I felt the need to share this with others so embarked on training inside the club to gain my instructor certification and outside of the club to provide me with recognised qualifications in adult teaching, massage and many therapies.

What interests you outside of work?

I laughed at this question because my work is my passion. Outside of work, I do more Tai Chi Qigong! I used to also enjoy a regular massage before lockdown and studying natural approaches to health. I have enjoyed getting out every day into the sunshine during lockdown, which I will build into my working day in future as previously I was always seeing clients at that time of day. I also love language and I have been using online courses to develop my French and I have recently started to learn Mandarin.

What is your Virtual Congress seminar about and what can attendees expect to come away with?

I will be demonstrating and discussing correct Body Alignment. As humans we adopt many strange body alignment positions which feel normal but may potentially damage our spine and joints and well as put pressure on our internal organs. Many of us have an idea of what good posture and body alignment should be but not sure how to make sure we are applying it.

As therapists we need to move and work in the best body alignment that we can to prevent injury to ourselves and so that we can continue working in the long-run. In our roles we also work hard to help our clients to ease their aches and pains, but using this knowledge we may also be able to help them more by offering preventative advice.

Buy your ticket to the FHT Virtual Congress here.

*Ticket prices: FHT student members £25, FHT members £30, non-FHT members £45

The 2021 FHT Virtual Congress is sponsored by Power Diary and Gateway Workshops.

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