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Should be a required textbook for all entering the field, it is not all about the patient, the provider needs to learn self care !
I attended one of Ms. Valachi's seminars several years ago. This book should be required reading in all dental schools and once a year for all practitioners! Musculoskeletal imbalances are rampant in our profession, and chronic pain seems to be as well. This is the essential information to combat those issues.
This book was a lifesaver for me. The author's practical knowledge of working in a dental operatory gives her the unique ability to tailor advice for dentists and dental staff. This will add years to my practice!
Ms. Valachi documented both clinical and scientific findings(research) in dealing with the musculoskeletal pain/syndrome which
is the primary cause of disability among the dental professional. She stresses that the musculoskeletal pain is work-related in that the cumulation of repetitive micro-traum caused by the repetitive strain, body movements awkward posturing contribute to the musculiskeletal disorders.
In my humble opinion, this is a must book for dental professionals in understanding, preventing and managing the musculoskeletal disorders which are the most common chronic pain and the primary cause of disability of dental professionals.
I found the additional material in the book to be helpful in fully understanding the content of her live C.E. courses.
She obviously has a good depth of knowledge in her field. I think the book is slightly overpriced but valuable.
Bethany, thank you for a fantastic program. This is something that none of us are really exposed to in dental school yet is so critical to a long career.
Bethany showcased at our annual Speaking/Consulting Network Meeting and wowed the audience and her peers with her presentation. If you wish to hire a speaker who makes the meeting planner look good, this is the one.
You are a genius! After suffering with headaches, neckaches, mandibular muscle pain and inner ear pain, I found that following your advice and treating the trigger points in my left upper trapezius staved off the pain. You explained this so well—the information was truly a blessing to me.