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Author Kicks Off Book Promotion In Los Alamos

on December 1, 2017 - 4:34pm

Jessica Kisiel

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY 

Los Alamos Daily Post 

kirsten@ladailypost.com 

 

Having pain in the knees and hips was bad enough but Jessica Kisiel received even more souring news from doctors.

 

Kisiel, a former resident of Los Alamos, said she was told she would need to cease any activity that caused her pain and that a hip replacement would be in her future. At the time Kisiel was a professional mountain biker “so that was quite devastating.”

 

However, Kisiel found another route to heal her pain, which was posture alignment therapy. Her journey to recovery through this therapy is detailed in her self-published book, “Winning the Injury Game.”

 

Kisiel is returning to Los Alamos, where she lived for more than 20 years, to share her story and celebrate the release of her book. She will be in town Dec. 5-9. During this time, Kisiel will present a talk, Core Running Posture at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5 at Fusion Multisport. From 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Bathtub Row Brewery Co-op, Kisiel will hold a book signing.

 

At 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Los Alamos Cooperative Market, Kisiel will present a talk, The Posture—Digestion Connection. From 9-11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8 at Starbucks on Central Avenue, Kisiel will hold another book signing. Additionally, from 6-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, Kisiel will hold a reception at Los Alamos Chiropractic Center in the Mary Deal building. During the reception, snacks will be served.

 

Kisiel will conclude her Los Alamos book tour with an Interactive Posture Workshop. The workshop will be held 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Unitarian Church.

 

Kisiel explained, “I discovered (the Egoscue Method©) through a personal training client and then from my massage therapist. She was extremely enthusiastic about it and I was extremely skeptical.”

 

However, Kisiel said she was also desperate so she looked into it more.

 

Posture alignment therapy, Kisiel said, works to return the body to its designed positioning so the body can move with efficiency and won’t feel pain.

 

She added the therapy is exercise-based. It is about retraining the soft tissues of the body. These tissues are important because they hold the bones in alignment. “Basically...all the joints and how they are positioned depend on the soft tissues,” Kisiel said.

 

She started using the therapy in 2008. It may have been a long road but Kisiel said it was worth it. “I don’t anticipate that I’ll need that hip replacement that was forecasted in my future,” she said.

 

Kisiel said she wanted to write a book about posture alignment therapy because it isn’t well known; furthermore, she has seen the results and felt compelled to tell about it.

 

She hopes the book will help people think differently about healing as well as give them hope that the body can heal and be rejuvenated.

 

Kisiel said the book started when her own journey started with the therapy. She wanted to document the whole process she went through so she could make it easier and faster for others.

 

“It’s a blessing to be able to get my story out there,” she said.

 

She added she also wanted to help people with the emotional, mental aspects that come with pain issues. While the book has some personal details Kisiel said she felt a little uncomfortable sharing, she said she felt it was important for readers to know these details and to bring these issues to the table for discussion.

 

Kisiel has a long career in health and wellness. She explained she started her career at the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s wellness center. From there, she ventured into her own business. She explained she wanted to kick off the promotion of her book in the place where her roots are.

 

“I’m so excited to share it with people and hear their feedback,” Kisiel said. “That’s why I chose Los Alamos; there’s so many people I’m connected with there.”

 

Besides, her book, Kisiel maintains a website, http://thepfathlete.com/. The title of her business is, The Pain Free Athlete. She can also be reached at Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/painfreeathlete/ and on Twitter, https://twitter.com/painfreeathlete

Kisiel currently resides in Moab, Utah.

 


 

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