A reader comments: "I would love to join the GAIN network and I would also love to join Gary Gray's GIFT program but it takes money and I ain't got it."
I want you to never forget that I am a real life high school ATC, just like you guys. And, I will never try to sell you something on this blog. As the title states, it is dedicated to you guys.
A little more about me. I have been fired from my position here at Elizabeth High School twice in the past 23 years. In both cases, combinations of a coach and administrator who had it in for me. I'm not sure what ever happened to the ATC who replaced me, or the coach & administrator. They're probably selling insurance or real estate some where.
The point is, the only reason I was asked to come back is because I produce. I produce because I am competitive, and want to do a better job then the next guy. Had I not met Vern Gambetta some 15 years ago, I'm not sure I wouldn't be selling insurance too. He introduced me to Gary's concepts, the kinetic link principal, and I still believe it's the fastest & most effective way to get the job done.
Elizabeth High School has not paid for a single continuing education credit. All of it has been out of pocket for me. This stuff is not only my profession, but also my hobby. Sorry, but the idea of spending thousands to hit a little white ball over a green doesn't excite me. But this stuff inspires me. If you think I'm a dope for doing it, fine. But, the little 60 minute bites I was getting at conferences was not enough in this era of competitive health care. Who says a chiropractor or P.T. can't learn how to tape and do what we do?
Look, I'm not suggesting YOU pay out of pocket for anything. But, many wouldn't think twice about asking their board of ed or booster club to purchase an electrotherapy unit for thousands of dollars. And like I asked in a previous post, are you getting the biggest bang for your buck? Can you take out your stop watch or goniometer and measure the improvement? If you can't, maybe think twice about how you budget your money. The kinetic link principal is the best modality I own.
I hope you'll continue to let me share it with you.