It’s The Great Course, Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown: What are you packing for, Linus?

Linus: This is the time of year to go to another course. This one is on myofascial release. This weekend, the instructor flies north from his majestic facility in Arizona, bringing knowledge of how quantum physics clearly demonstrates that there is no objectivity.

Charlie Brown: You must be crazy. When are you going to stop believing in something that isn’t true?

Linus: When you stop believing that fellow that always tells you that “the magic happens at end range”.

Charlie Brown: We are obviously separated by philosophical differences. You must get discouraged because more people believe in what McKenzie teaches than Barnes.

Linus: Well, let’s face it, Mckenzie has had more publicity. But not being number one, perhaps one tries harder.

Lucy: Not again. Going to another continuing education course based in pseudoscience?? You make me the laughingstock at the APTA district meeting. All they talk about is my little brother who believes that his emotions are housed in his fascia. Better cut it out right now or I’ll pound you.

Linus: There are three things I learned never to discuss with people… Religion, politics and how Einstein’s physics impacts my physical therapy practice.

Lucy: You’re wasting your time…you blockhead.

Linus: Don’t talk like that, the instructor knows how traditional science’s obsolete views of the human as a bag of chemicals has eroded health care in the biochemistry of disease.

Sally: Good grief.

Linus: He’ll come here to help us understand how scientific research on the fascial system was done on cadavers and how this would lead traditional scientists to a very erroneous view of the fascial system.

Lucy: Do you really believe this stuff?

Linus: This weekend the instructor will fly into town and share with all of us this body of knowledge to help us move out of the dark ages of health care.

Sally: That’s a good story.

Linus: You don’t believe the story of myofascial release? I thought all therapists believe everything that was told to them. I thought that all therapists were innocent and trusting.

Sally: Welcome to the 21st century.

(This post was inspired by this dialogue from It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.)


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