From treatment to personal development
This is not your common article. I’m going to tell you my story of how physical therapy had a strong influence on my body, mind and spirit. I owe most of my transition to one person alone.
I met Anca Tudor by chance in 2014 when she was leading the kinetotherapy program at the company I was working for.
One evening, as I was heading home, I ran into her while she was talking to some of my colleagues who had already been enrolled in the program. She asked me to join the program. I don’t remember exactly the reasons she gave me for why I should, and I don’t remember why I decided to do it. It’s most probably all in the way she asked. In the end I decided to give it a go. I had been experiencing some back pain lately and I figured I had nothing to lose.
The big day comes knocking in
Next Monday, 17:30, I was there all dressed up for kinetotherapy. And by that I mean I was wearing my long sweat pants, a loose t-shirt and – sneakers. I have to admit I was a little self-conscientious about my shape, me being overweight and all that. Which explains my choice for long sweat pants during a hot summer day in a room without air conditioning where I knew I was going to perform some sort of physical exercise.
The others were already there doing their thing, warming up. They had been going to the therapy sessions for a while now and they knew the routine. Anca greeted me with a big smile on her face.Continue reading “Portrait of a Physical Therapist: Anca Tudor”