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January 2012

Transanatomical Birthday Present – Meeting with Dr. Jaap van der Wal

What is the best birthday present a person can get? –  Well, there are many facets to that, right?

First of all – I want to thank all of you – my Facebook page and e-mail were full of birthday wishes and cards. I really appreciate that and it means a lot to me…

But today I wanted to talk about a different and very special present.  Finally I know the answer to what really is an incredible birthday present :-)  

Obviously I can only speak from my own weirdo perspective – but this year I have really got treated to an amazing birthday present… a 2-day long 1-on-1 meeting with a person I consider a bona fide genius – Dr. Jaap Van der Wal.


His insights lifted me out  of one of my deepest and longest standing frustrations (obviously without knowing it – I was just one of 100s of people in the audience when he talked from the stage).

What frustration am I talking about?  – well, the one that is central to the entire medical and biological discourse of today.

You see, there are  two camps out there and the rift between them is of a Grand Canyon size.

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Danger: Hip X-Rays Interpretation Mistakes in Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year. I wish you all the best in 2012,and looking forwards for your kids achievements. The 2011 brought significant improvements to the ABR techniques boosting effectiveness to the new level thanks to improved Super-Soft Ball Rolling Technique and the 'eggs' ... officially labeled as Trans-Fascial  Viscoelastic Stimulation Technique (TFVES) ...  so I am really eagerly anticipating a major boost in the developmental progress of your kids ...

Most importantly in the New Year I wish you inner strength -- spiritual, mental, emotional, physical -- you name it ... Being a Pro Parent to a child with Cerebral Palsy  is not an easy place to be -- but on the other hand it has the potential to be truly rewarding in many instances. After all -- the tougher the challenge the more appreciated is every single achievement.

However, on your journey to super-achievement for your kids -- there are plenty of dangerous rocks, many of which unfortunately come from those who by right should be helping you -- the orthopedic profession.

Today's video is about this -- How to keep your cool and vigilance and not to fall for the dangerous mistakes that the limitations of the surgical mindset  creates when looking at the X-Rays of the hips and pelvis. We talked about those limitations before -- keyhole vision and the knife-centered evaluation of options.

The following video is going to walk you through two incredibly dangerous interpretation mistakes that orthopedic surgeons are extremeley likely to fall for everywhere -- from America to Australia.

Keep you cool and never fall for those...