Healing Through Chronic Pain: A physical therapist's personal journey of body/mind/spirit transformation

Healing Through Chronic Pain: A physical therapist's personal journey of body/mind/spirit transformation

Healing Through Chronic Pain: A physical therapist's personal journey of body/mind/spirit transformation

Healing Through Chronic Pain: A physical therapist's personal journey of body/mind/spirit transformation


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In this instructive memoir, Mary Ruth Velicki combines her background as a physical therapist with her personal story of healing through debilitating pelvic pain (IC/BPS) to provide support and guidance to others on a healing journey.

Readers have included:

  • People dealing with complicated pain conditions, such as interstitial cystitis, pelvic floor dysfunction, and fibromyalgia
  • Clinicians with a holistic perspective, including physicians, psychologists, physical therapists, massage therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and holistic bodyworkers
  • People working through emotional pain and trauma
  • Anyone with an interest in the body-mind-spirit connection, personal growth, and self-transformation

How This Inspiring Story and Practical Guide Can Help You Move Through Pain

Gain Insight into Chronic Pain from both Patient and Practitioner Perspectives
At the start of her healing journey, author Mary Ruth Velicki was a scientifically-minded physical therapist and university instructor. In this book, she combines her professional and personal experiences to describe treatments for interstitial cystitis and pelvic floor dysfunction, the neurological contributions to pain, and how to communicate with caregivers and self-manage your treatment. She also shares the wisdom of the many skilled and experienced professionals from whom she received care.

Learn about Complementary Treatments from a Skeptical Clinician
In a straightforward way, Mary Ruth describes many different healing modalities and her personal experiences with them. In addition to Western-medicine treatments, she also covers complementary treatments, including yoga, meditation, acupuncture, energy-work (Reiki), and two forms of holistic bodywork, CranioSacral Therapy and Myofascial Release.

Tap Into the Healing Power of Your Natural Body-Mind-Spirit Connection
In this book, Mary Ruth describes how she discovered the connection between her body, mind, and spirit and how she began working on all levels to restore her health. She demonstrates how to engage in self-introspection to uncover constricting mind-body patterns that may contribute to a ramp-up of the nervous system and the continuation of pain. Reading her story can help open up your awareness of these possible connections and give you many ways to feel better.

Find Support and Hope in Your Healing Journey
Mary Ruth shares her full healing journey with you in an open and honest way. Many readers have told her that she's written their story and that reading her book helped them not feel so alone in their struggle. Learning how she moved through the pain also gave them hope that it is possible to feel better. And hope itself is a powerful healing agent.

Healing through Chronic Pain, the first book in The Healing Series, is more than a memoir and more than a self-help tutorial. It is a personal and prescriptive story that can expand your perspective and give you direction, connection, and inspiration.
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781490966618
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/22/2013
Series: Healing Series , #1
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Mary Ruth Velicki, MS, DPT, has been a physical therapist for almost thirty years. Throughout her career, she has specialized in the rehabilitation of adults with neurological disorders. She spent eight years developing and teaching graduate courses for several universities, and she has published research in the journal Experimental Brain Research. After working diligently for years to recover from her own chronic pelvic pain, she now spends her time writing, speaking, and working with clients using a combination of physical therapy and alternative treatments.
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