CERTIFIED ANAT BANIEL METHOD OF NEUROMOVEMENT® PRACTITIONER, PTA
Mauricio has worked in the field of Physical Rehabilitation for twenty years as Physical Therapist Assistant. He has been exposed daily to the needs, frustrations, confusion and at times shame that plagues those he works with who are experiencing pain and functional limitations. More specifically people with acute or chronic pain, orthopedic issues, stroke, Parkinson's and spinal cord injury, to name a few.
Since 2013 he has been adding new skills by studying and practicing the cutting edge and science-based Anat Baniel Method® of Neuro Movement®, becoming licensed to practice in 2015. He has since added The Children with Special Needs and Vitality and Anti-Aging Specialties.
Mauricio discovered NeuroMovement® after many years of battling with persisting pain after surgery for a torn ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) and medial meniscus removal in 2001. His surgeon's prognosis of the inevitable need for a Total Knee Replacement (TKR) in a not too distant future were big motivators for Mauricio's urgency in researching alternative methods for rehabilitating his knee.
Physical Therapy helped get the knee stronger, but his pain persisted. In 2013, as Mauricio started learning and training in ABM® he began to notice subtle changes in the way he moved as his body awareness increased: "I felt my right leg become mine again (=remapping the body in the brain). The frequency of his pain started to wane.
"There is a definite dichotomy in my solution to my orthopedic problem via the direct engagement of my brain and nervous system that defies all conventional wisdom!" - Mauricio Herrador
At present his knee, in spite of being bone-on-bone, is seldom painful and he has returned to his favorite activities: running, hiking, backpacking and skiing, and feels confident that the "inevitable" knee replacement his surgeon promised him seventeen years ago might never be needed at all. We can easily say that Mauricio is what by western medicine's standards would be known as a "medical anomally".
"NeuroMovement® is not a "fix" but rather a learning path of continuous functional improvement. It became a life changer for me just when I thought my life was on the decline. I am excited and eager to share my experience and skills in guiding those seeking to overcome their pain and physical limitations, and put health in the service of the life of their dreams!" -Mauricio Herrador