I have always had a passion for the biological sciences, but when I experienced my first course in neuroscience, I knew I found my niche. My brain almost squealed with delight. I guess you could say I’m nuts about neurons. I even considered pursuing an advanced degree in neuroscience, but I just couldn’t wrap my brain around it, so to speak.
I couldn’t see myself working in a lab all day. I’m more of a people person. But I sure did love the subject, and I still do; it’s like candy for my brain, only a lot healthier. I gobbled up every course I studied and found myself looking for more.
Even though I didn’t get my advanced degree in neuroscience, I resigned myself to knowing that as a physical therapist I could still work with people and have some exposure to neurology. But it wasn’t the same. Working with patients with neurological disorders in a traditional clinical setting just seemed cold and detached. It also seemed like the focus was on the disorder instead of the individual. Where was the magic of the nervous system that so captivated my attention and imagination?
And then I found it. It was in The Feldenkrais Method. Once I began my Feldenkrais training, I realized that this was the practical application of neuroscience combined with my love of learning with my passion for working with people to help them improve the quality of their lives. It doesn’t get any better than this! After all, why should the neuroscientists have all the fun?