PMT Seminars is owned and operated by Deborah Kimmet, a nationally recognized educator. The PMT concepts were developed as a culmination of Deborah's 20 years of clinical practice, research and learning – from other teachers, her students, and her clients.Bringing nearly 30 years of group facilitation and teaching skills to the classroom, Ms. Kimmet teaches with a dose of humor and a focus on finding innovative methods to help students understand and retain the coursework.
Studied neuromuscular massage therapy with and taught for Paul St. John.
Studied somatic education with Carol Welch and assisted at some of her workshops. (Carol Welch is one of Thomas Hanna's original students. Hanna was one of Feldenkrais' first students in the US.)
Clinical experience with pre- and post-op upper extremity surgical patients at Hand Therapy of San Francisco. "I worked with one of the best hand therapists in northern California," explains Deborah. "I learned so much while I worked with Hand Therapy of San Francisco, and I've included much of that information in the seminars."
Worked with voice therapy patients. "Working with the whole mechanism of breath and how we create sound was fascinating. It was another situation where I learned so much from my clients and by working with other professionals in a specialized field."
Clinical experience with professional and student musicians. "Our primary purpose in working together was to explore how posture affects sound, tone and the ease of playing ability," says Kimmet. "A hemi-pelvis (one ilium smaller than the other) can affect how a pianist plays his instrument, or an anatomical leg-length difference can do the same to a violinist performing in a standing position. The person is using bodily resources to hold themselves up, instead of putting that energy into their playing. It was remarkable to see the difference in a musician's performance when these types of postural imbalances and tilts and rotations were removed from the energy equation. Plus, when we moved the initiation point of their playing (fingering, bowing, etc) from the extremities to their center, that also improved their performance."
Montana and New Mexico state massage therapy licenses and NCBTMB Board certified.
The development of Practical Movement It was while searching for muscle-specific movement work to augment her hands-on soft tissue work that led Deborah to develop Practical Movement."There just didn't seem to be anything out there that brought the material together in a specific, organized way.Students kept asking for more information when I'd give them a taste of what I was doing in my private practice. I want to share with my students what I've developed over the years that works well and has helped my many clients."
Reaching for pain-free movement in daily life.™
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