Dr. Kathy Dooley joins the show this week to discuss a critically important topic in human performance - the understanding of functional anatomy.
Dr. Dooley is a chiropractor and an anatomy instructor at two New York City medical schools, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College.
She is also an adjunct professor at New York University’s College of Dentistry. She is a visiting professor for Saint George’s University Medical School and she assistants in the gross anatomy lab at New York College of Podiatric Medicine.
She is also a lead instructor for two seminar series, including The Immaculate Dissection that we discuss in the interview.
You'll lean why everything starts with anatomy and learn about a unique and effective learning tool for clinicians, coaches and those interested in better understanding how to apply functional anatomy.
You should probably know that this article is potentially the most painful article I've ever written.
Painful because I'm openly sharing why I chose to walk away from a great profession.
As a matter of fact, this one is going to take some courage to hit the "publish" button.
It's been several years now since I walked away from my role as a clinician.
I was an orthopedic physical therapist (hopefully, a damn good one too).
I still get a lot of questions about why I left the clinic?
Until now, I've never shared the full story, but because I'm asked about this so often, it's time.
(*Special "thank you" to Tami and Luis for your recent questions. It was your questions that formed the basis for this article).
Keep in mind that there are lessons in this article for every reader.
Do I regret leaving PT?
I'll explain soon.
Things happen for a reason and it’s the choices we make that shape our lives.