On July 8, a room full of personal trainers, physical therapists, and clinical practitioners gathered in Adrian, Michigan to learn an innovative way to effectively analyze and enhance the entire body in an efficient, revealing, and evidence-based manner – 3D Movement Analysis & Performance System.
3DMAPS instructor, Doug Gray addressed the room highlighting the Functional Spectrum, Gaposis, and the PST process. With pens in hand, attendees fervently scribbled down notes, their eyes darting back-and-forth between the projector screen and the instructors.
“You can’t learn to dance while sitting on your hands.”
Doug Gray quoted his father and founder of the Gray Institute, Gary Gray; a guru to every single person in that lecture hall. All the attendees jumped to their feet and stretched and bent and reached.
But, who are the 3DMAPS attendees? Where are they from? What are their goals and why Gray Institute?
This month we’re profiling three interesting individuals who attended the 3DMAPS event. These attendees are professionals who come from all over the world to participate in a revolution.
In part one of our series, we profile Jackie Murray, a physical therapist from Plymouth, Michigan, who felt like she finally found “the missing link”.
Name: Jackie Murray
Profession: Physical Therapist
Employer: Park Nicollet Health Services
Certifications: PT; CAFS; NG360-GPS
Hometown: Plymouth, Minnesota
How did you get your start in the industry?
I’m a certified physical therapist. I wanted to be in medicine; always wanted to be a doctor. When I was five years old, I saw a CARE commercial, and I told my Mom that I wanted to be a doctor so I could give $1 million dollars to CARE. At that time, I decided I wanted to work more directly with people, rather than sending them off to someone else.
How did you get involved with the Gray Institute?
I was exposed to the Chain Reaction course in 2013; it was the 20th anniversary. One of my colleagues said, “You need to go and check this out.”
I’ve been the kind of physical therapist that has always questioned…it didn’t make sense to do what we were doing. Clearly, some of it made sense and we were having a lot of success with it but I always felt like there was something missing. When I got to that course, I felt like I found the missing link and from that point I couldn’t get the information fast enough.
So, I did the CAFS and bought all the functional video digests and then decided that I wanted to do GIFT last year, but it just wasn’t the right year. But then I thought, there’s no way I can keep going without having this experience.
What are your goals for 3DMAPS?
I learn better live. For me, the more opportunity I have to experience it and do it and work with it, the more it becomes a part of me. Once it becomes a part of me, I can utilize it better.
What are you most excited about?
I find all of this very exciting. I love getting up and doing it. I love the movement process and integrating it with the thought process and being able to see and feel that whole picture. Again, it becomes a part of me, and I can facilitate that better to help others.
How has Applied Functional Science impacted your career?
I don’t think it’s just about knowledge. I think that all the way along your journey of life you become a more knowledgeable human being. I think that’s fantastic. I’m a perpetual student, and I love to learn.
The application of Applied Functional Science can have more real-life, real-world impact than what I’ve been traditionally doing. When you have a 66 year old gentleman weep on your shoulder because he’s gone from not being able to walk down the block to see his best friend to being able to walk down the block to see his best friend – it’s because you’ve utilized a different technique. He had traditional training and work done in the past, but I did all of my functional science with him.
To have that experience with that human being it challenges you and touches you profoundly on a different level than just going in and potentially getting more range of motion on the joint.
You changed his life.
He changed mine. I always call it the paycheck of the heart. We have to make money to live in this world, but for me the paycheck of the heart is what counts.
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