Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Well, what do you know?

Not as much as I should like to

Three week ago Conductive World reported the TV news report (ABC World News) on ballet-dancer Gregg Mozgala. His achievements were already widely known through the public media and a journal article (less on him as on what various professions might think) has just been published, from the University of Westminster in London, England:

Chaitow, L., Rogoff, T., Mozgala, G., Chmelik, S., Comeaux, Z., Hannon, J., Lederman, E., Myers, T. (2010) Modifying the effects of cerebral palsy: the Gregg Mozgala story, Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, vol. 14, no 2, pp.108-118.

Abstract. In response to a news report of the rehabilitation of a New York-based dancer/actor with cerebral palsy, to the point where a ballet performance was scheduled, it was determined that a report based on the individuals involved would be commissioned. The resulting reports from the choreographer responsible for the rehabilitation exercises, and the dancer, were circulated to an interdisciplinary selection of physical medicine experts, for commentary as to what clinicians might learn and what mechanisms might be involved..

I would very much like to see 'what clinicians might learn, and what mechanisms might be involved.', but publishers Elsevier would wish me separated me from US$31.50 for my edification!

The following individuals/trades were represented in this review (sorry, I do not know what the abbreviations signify):
  • Leon Chaitow, ND DO, Tamar Rogoff (Choreographer), Gregg Mozgala (Actor, Dancer), Stefan Chmelik, MSc (Physician of Traditional Chinese Medicine), Zachary Comeaux, DO (Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practice), John Hannon, Associate Editor JBMT) Eyal Lederman, PhD, DO (Professor), Tom Myers, LMT (Anatomist, Rolfer)
Now there's multidisciplinary for you, without apparent recourse to any of the usual suspects! What does that tell us?

On the newscast on Gregg Mozgala

Sutton, A. (2010) Two classic tales, two archetypes, Conductive World, 2 March

What a splash

Gregg Mozgala is hardly a common name. Google it and you will get more than 15,000 hits. What does that tell us?

I wonder where all this interest will have led in five years time...

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