I started taking dance classes years ago, after many rounds of physical therapy for an assortment injuries. I was awkward and clumsy, but I stuck with it for quite a while. I noticed that some of my nagging pains faded and my range of motion increased – even though dance lessons and classes cut into my normal PT and stretching routines. What was going on? How were these series of movements that were new to me helping? Could I simply erase pain through movement?

After some additional training, I discovered that I had inadvertently made some corrections to a faulty movement program that I had been stuck with since childhood. I also learned that almost all of us are born with the same, nearly perfect, movement program. Over time, most of us unconsciously make changes to this program. This has major implications. Fortunately, for those with two left feet, practicing a series of simple movements can help us reset this program, even more effectively than with dance.