MSTAT DMU DCR(R)
Practical Help for Sonographers, Radiographers, Mammographers and Other Medical Imaging Staff
DO YOU NEED A BODY APPLICATION SPECIALIST?
If you are suffering with RSI, neck, shoulder, wrist and/or lower back problems, it needn’t be that way...
- Invest in your own health and wellbeing by having an educational training day or programme with me.
- My previous medical professional career as a radiographer and sonographer gives me the unique advantage of understanding your working situation perfectly, having been there myself.
- I have completely recovered from my RSI with the Alexander Technique. This was something my rheumatologist was not expecting to happen! In fact, I’m now in better shape than I have ever been. I’d love to share my knowledge with you so you don’t have to suffer. Do get in touch to discuss your specific needs and requirements.
YOUR DEPARTMENT NEEDS YOU!
You need to be in tip top form. Self Care Skills based on the Alexander Technique will help you:
- Put yourself first, easily and readily, even on the busiest of days when you are short staffed and overstretched.
- Get back in charge of YOU. It can be your personal protocol allowing you to manage yourself to be your personal best and still give of your best.
- Be your own Quality Assurance programme, taking good care of you so that you can take good care of your patients, staff and colleagues.
- Utilise fully the benefits of your excellent professional medical training. Medical Imaging Departments invest a lot of time and money training radiographers, sonographers, mammographers. You of course will also be training up midwives, obstetricians, junior doctors, medical students.
ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE EDUCATIONAL TRAINING
- Will be of benefit to you ALL
- It is a PREVENTION asset to those who don’t have injury (yet)
- Will have a THERAPEUTIC effect on those currently suffering with a musculo-
- No separate time needs to be set aside to do exercises, you get to learn HOW to think constructively ABOUT YOURSELF whilst you are working.
- You set up the optimal conditions in your own body just like you do with your equipment.
- Your body is your instrument of living, learn how to use it well so you can do the job you trained to do WITHOUT pain, misery, illness. You will even be able to enjoy it again.
Featured in Feb 2014 Issue of RAD Magazine
Click article below to read article
Reports how the Alexander Technique has been shown to benefit sonographers
Radiography Journal published a study in 2011 of the experiences of participants
at a workshop on methods to prevent or reduce work-
It concluded that of all the methods offered,
“…the Alexander Technique elicited the most positive feedback, with many participants stating that the information obtained during this session had a dramatic effect on the way they thought about scanning, and that as a result, scanning was noticeably more comfortable.”
Society of Radiographers
Reports on my recent TED talk on the Alexander Technique
The Society of Radiographers published on 3 July 2013 an article about my TED Talk
on the Alexander Technique. My experience of having my sonography career cut short
by RSI was particularly relevant to the title of the talk -
Lessons in the Alexander Technique taught me how to sit in a state of lumbosacral poise, and my chronic low back pain gradually became cured. The Technique is true education. Compared to surgery (e.g. for low back pain or for chronic obstructive lung disease) a course of instruction is inexpensive.
John H. M. Austin, MD, Professor of Radiology; Chief, Division of Radiology, Columbia-
Society of Radiographers
Features and article on the death of Alexander Technique pioneer and former radiographer
The Society of Radiographers published on 3 December 2013 an article about the death of Elisabeth Walker, a teacher and pioneer of the Alexander Technique and a former radiographer. I had the privilege of working with this inspirational lady and am amongst those that share my experience in the article.
If you’re a Medical Imaging professional, you have probably experienced some pain as a result of your work. You, or your colleagues, may even have had to take time off sick with RSI. At worst, you may know someone who has had to resign with a career ending injury.
I was one of those colleagues.
I have an unwavering commitment to empowering YOU with the practical know-
How do I know this? From very personal experience. I suffered for years with Chronic RSI as a sonographer, which led to me ultimately resigning the profession that I loved. However, I then discovered the Alexander Technique, retrained as a teacher and now I am back amongst my medical colleagues teaching them Self Care Skills so that they can continue with their careers and enjoy their work again. And best of all, knowing what to do to help themselves prevent injury and recover from those already sustained.
Are you interested in this for yourself or in your department?
I’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch with me>>
Read more below about how Self Care Skills can help you and your department.
The Medical Imaging Professional’s Self Care Manifesto