This might look like an idyllic scene, and it is. I was walking in these woods a few weeks ago with my friend Randee when I tripped on a root crossing my path. I stumbled forward, accelerating down the slope at what could have been, literally, breakneck speed. Then I tripped a second time, on another root. I’ve been practicing the MELT Method, an approach to self-care which uses a set of soft balls and a soft roller to rehydrate connective tissue throughout the body. Connective tissue is the three-dimensional scaffolding that runs from bone to skin and from head to toe, protecting our visceralRead More →

I’ve calculated the cost of the physical therapy which didn’t work for me — and compared it to the cost of practicing MELT, which did. Of course, practicing MELT has provided benefits that go way beyond restoring my left leg, but that’s another story. The total cost for a year of physical therapy treatment — including physician referrals, orthotics, and exercise ball was $3,154. The Medicare-approved amount was $1,442. My out-of-pocket expenses, excluding insurance premiums were $357. The total cost for the bundle of MELT balls, soft roller, book, and DVDs was $169. Total Cost        Medicare-Approved Cost       Out-of-Pocket Expense Read More →