Welcome to Red Hawk Physical Therapy
I was practicing what I preached in last week's note on my dog walk this morning through the woods, keeping my core awareness and finding a long stride.
My thoughts went to how long I have been fascinated with the gait cycle (pictured below) and realized it dates back to my early teens. I had a friend in high school named Sue, who was two years older and somewhat wiser than my youthful self.
We would go into NYC on the weekends and see what we could find to do that didn't cost much. One of those activities was sitting near the TKTS booth in Times Square watching the people walk past. I remember saying to her, "let's sit here until we see two "normal" people walk by" observing their gait and how they move around the earth. It was the start to my journey into the PT world. It was my "gaitway" drug. In fact, I was awarded the best gait simulator in my PT class. Kind of like improv theater. Someone would say let's see a hemiplegic gait, show us an amputee pattern, what's it look like when your gluteus medius is weak, you get the idea.
To this day I sit at traffic lights and watch humanity perambulate past, critiquing, never judging, the strategies people adopt to get themselves propelled across the street.
Sue and I had some amazing adventures while observing humanity in NYC. We saw Elizabeth Taylor and Andy Warhol (pictured below) leaving Studio 54, late one night. We scored last minute tickets to SNL and sat in the front row to see Buck Henry and Maria Muldaur, think Midnight at the Oasis, circa 1976?. We ate at a French restaurant and couldn't afford to pay the bill. Great memories.
Walk softly and carry a big stick... Harvey
Upcoming Class/Workshop Reminders
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All of Harvey's classes/workshops can be found on the streaming platform Vivaya Live. Click here to look at his schedule through vivayalive.com. His weekly teaching schedule is on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. You can click on the link above or below to sign up for a class today. Reminder, classes will be recorded and can only be accessed if you sign up prior to the start of class.
Weekly Workshops and Classes
(all start times below are in Pacific Standard Time)
When:Wed Aug 04 2021
Time:3:00 pm for 60 min
When:Thu Aug 05 2021
Time:10:30 am for 75 min
When:Sun Aug 08 2021
Time:2:00 pm for 90 min
When:Tue Aug 10 2021
Time:10:30 am for 75 min
See our calendar for a complete list.
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