Joe continued his journey in learning point techniques for rehab and was heavily influenced by the effectiveness and accuracy of utilizing a 5-Element model for guiding sessions. He was introduced to this with a form of applied kinesiology called “Applied Physiology“, by Richard Utt, back in 1991. This showed effective methods for seeing correlations between muscles, acupoints, and various short circuits in function, and impressive ways to balance them.
Since then he has combined the two meridian couplets and multi-element teaching of AP with various acupressure models in use today, along with multiple 5 element balancing methods in use today in both acupressure and applied kinesiology models, to reach an even more effective result for specific client-tailored balancing of function. Justin Pomeroy, certified acupuncturist and acupressurist, and respected teacher of acupressure in the Chicago area was a significant contributor to Joe’s education on effective acupoint release, over five separate classes attended.
Joe is well known for introducing a significant number of local physical/occupational therapists, athletic trainers, and many local massage therapists to the value of acupressure in their practices, and many have gone on to pursue further training in acupressure.
Empowering clients to know how to treat their own trigger points and acupoints have been a major thrust of Joe’s work since he first started in the 80’s. Clients learn from both Joe and Karel, specific ways to help themselves with Acupoints, as well as Strain Counterstrain release points, that lead to more effective control of their symptoms in their own homes and facilitate a return to function. These are combined with Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement lessons for an ideal home program (see pages on Feldenkrais).