Very early in my career as an occupational therapist, I become involved with working with people with chronic pain. A visionary physician at our hospital asked us to learn myofascial release because he wanted non-medication options for dealing with pain. I was amazed how well this technique worked to break the pain cycle. Combining my myofascial release skills with my occupational therapy training helped me work with my patients to identify how to eliminate poor postural habits and create positive habits lessening the likelihood of the pain returning.
Over the course of my career, I have continued to learn more and expand my skills. I’m an advanced level therapist and have attended over 200 hours of John F. Barnes myofascial release training. I have become certified in yoga and holistic stress management. I’m also an expert in posture, body alignment, and office and home-based ergonomics. I earned my doctorate in occupational therapy and continue to explore both conventional and alternative interventions for improved health and wellness.
In addition to Mayer Wellness LLC, I taught occupational therapy at Creighton University for 18 years. My teaching responsibilities included Occupational Therapy Management, Physical Rehabilitation I: Evaluation, Health Systems Management and Integrating Complementary and Alternative Medicines in Occupational Therapy Practice. I continue to serve as a Contributed Service Faculty member providing specialty lectures and specialized student experiences.
I have been very fortunate to have had many opportunities throughout my career which have led me to where I am at today. My passion is helping people find greater peace and life satisfaction through reducing and managing their pain. My goal is to help people manage their pain by creating a plan for keeping the pain at bay and developing wellness practices that best suit their lifestyle.
Amy Mayer OTD, OTR/L, RYT
Photo: South Rim Grand Canyon National Park. Amazing.