Meanwhile, back at the clinic I booked my appointment with Dr. Lutz to have custom orthotics made. 'Why orthotics?', you might ask. Well, the write-up he gave me stated that individual biomechanical deficits are reduced, while restoring a symmetrical foundation and enhancing shock-absorbing capacity. But I was sold after hearing that Stabilizing Orthotics support whole-body wellness for a lifetime. The way I was feeling at that point, its exactly what I needed to hear. All-in-all the entire appointment took about 20 minutes, it was quick, painless and extremely informative. When my orthotics arrived I was given a few sheets with very informative visuals about my skeletal structure - this 3D thinker was quite appreciative of that - and a booklet on how to take care of my new orthotics.
Not-so-oddly enough, I took advantage of my ceramics practice to help explore the concept of a strong and balanced foundation. The break-in period for my new orthotics was 45 days - around the same amount of time Eastern practices of wellness suggest authentic change takes place, btw - and at this point I was about 20 days into it and my mind, body and soul felt sore and tired. Through trimming the foot of recently thrown vesssels I not only thought about and visualized a strong and balanced foundation, but I was able to shape that curve with my hand and push into the clay to practice this concept as well; all guided by two supportive teacher-artists (as well as Tasha's breathing guidance close to mind) and a studio full of creative women from my community. Not every attempt was successful - another mindful practice of love and compassion, it felt great to laugh at my mistakes and my attempts to correct them were the best I could do in that moment.
The next page in my wellness journal will feature:
Susie Price, RMT
Susie graduated from Okanogan College as a spa practitioner in 2002, and decided last year to go back to school and complete her training to become a Registered Massage Therapist.
Over the thirteen years she has worked at heli-ski lodges and in different health and wellness arenas around the province. She has a passion to assist people in helping them to reduce their pain,
She is looking forward to getting to know Terrace and the people who live here. She loves the outdoors, cooking, friendship and travel.