There’s a simple aphorism that many physical therapists share with their patients: “Motion is lotion.”
Often used in the context of arthritic pain, it’s generally sound advice. And it’s a good course of action during treatment for musculoskeletal injuries and issues. As some wit once observed, we all have a bit of the “Tin Man” in us as we age. A sedentary lifestyle tends to make us creak & squeak. “To rest is to rust,” so to speak. Basically, activity, movement, targeted exercise and manipulation get a fully-functioning body to secrete the proper amount of natural lubricants that make your joints feel better.
And this is where Max Lai comes in. When it comes to being in motion, he’s a believer—and practitioner!
He came to his career choice pretty easily. He loves to meet people, and especially loves to help them get better. Friends and family describe him as loving person. So caregiving–listening to a patient’s needs, goals, and future hopes– comes naturally to Max. After all, some people are just born empaths. Helping others return to active lives, improving their quality of life, to enjoy pain-free good health, is who they are. Taking care of others is just what they do.
Max is originally from Florida, so we suspect the nice climate had a salubrious effect on him! It certainly made him an active guy. He loves to dance, and play basketball and tennis, too. He went to school at the University of St. Augustine, the well-known health sciences college, and counts the gifted, yet supremely hard-working Dwyane Wade as his favorite athlete. And whenever Max is not on the move, or doing the work he loves, he will occasionally sit down long enough to watch Netflix.
But don’t count on him resting too long! This is a man in motion–a man making lotion!