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DR. KIM BYRD-RIDER, PT, DPT

Founder & Executive Director of Firm Water Road

 Merging…

Western Sciences

with

Eastern Wisdom Arts

East/West

Body & Soul Lifestyle Medicine

Privates, Groups, & Lectures 
Please call for pricing info

Kim.FirmWaterRoad@gmail.com  
P: 833-999-3198

According to Harvard University Medical School, the six pillars of Lifestyle Medicine are:

  • Physical Activity

  • Health Centered Nutrition

  • Restorative Sleep

  • Social Connections

  • Avoidance of Risky Substances 

  • Stress Management 

 

With Dr. Kim’s two treatments, together, we take control of

all six pillars directly and indirectly for mental and

physical health.
   
Whole Health & Reaching your Purpose/Dream is simple. A + B = C 

 A =  Brain/Body physical activity, B = Brain Re-mapping, C = Lifestyle Medicine

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Two Treatments

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BODY

Re-Code Your Body & Health

Physical Therapy

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This 55min. treatment repairs the strength, flexibility, and balance of your physical body, reducing pain and improving function. Western PT knows how to target specific issues and Eastern movement styles contain fast and powerful solutions.

Besides being powerful contributors to strength, flexibility, and balance the following three wisdom arts chosen have individual strength and each need to be performed daily.

  • Pilates: core strength, spine support with strong mind to body unification practice.

  • Yoga: mind, body, spirit unification practice with strength, flexibility, and balance.

  • Tai Chi: heavy in balance and joint motion improvements, it challenges the mind by requiring mind control and present moment work throughout.

Dr. Kim makes it easy.

Effects on Lifestyle Medicine

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Re-Map Your Life 

Re-Wire your Brain

Psychology

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This 55 min. treatment offers permanent and fast transformation in as few as one to three sessions. Each session includes:

  • Rapid Transformational Therapy®  Rapid Transformational Therapy® (RTT) combines principles of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and neuroscience.

  • West Point Army Battlefield Acupuncture®  Battlefield Acupuncture® developed by the US Army and used at West Point Military Academy is applied to the ear during these sessions as a conduit for long-term physical and mental pain relief. Success affirmations supporting the acupuncture’s pain relief are added during hypnosis rewiring to accelerate and improve acupuncture pain results

  • Meditation, & Prayer Standardized homework video: prayer and/or meditation are taught as aftercare for continued self-care and independence. This powerful approach quickly up-levels your life permanently.

  Dr. Kim makes it easy.

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SOUL

East meets West

About Kim’s Western Credentials

 

Doctor of Physical Therapy…….Boston University 

Masters Psychology (Pending). …Harvard University
Masters of Physical Therapy….………University of Oklahoma

Bachelors of Health Science…….…..University of Oklahoma

Non-Profit Business Mgmt………Harvard University

 

 

 

Dr. Kim is a hard working board-certified physical therapist for hospitals, out-patient clinics, home health, ICUs, and skilled

nursing facilities nationally and internationally. She collaborates and consults with fellow therapist, nurses, and physicians daily, (2009).  She is the founder of Firm Water Road, a lifestyle medicine education system for all (2020).

 

 

The system sprung from her national continuing education courses for healthcare professionals. For three years, she taught these courses in every major US city (2014-2017). Each week she was in a different state, and taught in three cities. See reviews. Some of the 15,000 healthcare professionals she taught in the one day course continued to her yoga certification for healthcare professionals course.

In 2019, Kim was a keynote speaker at the American Physical Therapy Association’s annual education conference in Seattle, WA and at Harvard University. Attendees were physical therapy professors. Kim spoke about her passion: the bio-psycho-social medical model for best practice and how to apply it in medical clinics

 

About Kim’s Eastern Credentials

Beginning in 1996, Dr. Kim taught over 12,000 yoga classes before she became a physical therapist. Kim studied yoga under national level master teachers in Iyengar, Ashtanga, Bikram, Anusara, Restorative, Nidra, Forrest, and Swatantrya yoga styles. She is certified on all Pilates machines and the mat, 1997. She is new to Tai Chi, but absolutely loves it! 

 

Dr. Kim is also certified in Rapid Transformational Therapy®, the famous Marisa Peer Method of Hypnotherapy used by

celebrities, business people, and elite athletes to dismantle and overcome psychological obstacles/traumas. While working at West Point Military Academy as a physical therapist, she learned Battlefield Acupuncture®.

Kim’s meditation styles include Nidra, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Tibetan meditation. She learned Tibetan meditation from the Buddhist monks when she lived and worked at the hospital in Bhutan. Her prayer techniques are based on the mystical teachings of the Christian Saints. 

Kim’s personal religion is Catholicism. She has spent a lifetime studying the Saints and their teachings. Her psychology electives at Harvard were world religion courses. During her undergraduate college work, she studied Biblical Greek for four years and translated most of the New Testament Bible from it’s original language. She attends mass every morning, and has taught yoga regularly to the retired nun convent in Colorado Springs, CO and the African nun convent in Kilimanjaro. Kim has worked alongside Mother Teresa’s nuns in her Houses of Kolkata, India. She considers the nuns to be her close friends and mentors.

 

 

Where to see her work:

Dr. Kim authored The Therapy Bible on Yoga plus three additional books available on Amazon. She also produced over 50 yoga videos to treat specific diagnoses, all filmed in Aspen, CO. They are viewable for free on her YouTube Channel. Four of her original research papers can be found published on Research Gate. Kim’s website is FirmWaterRoad.com You can sign up for her newsletter or social media outlets there, too.

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Interdisciplinary Staff, Washington DC
Teaching at
Thimphu Hospital, Bhutan
American PT Asso., Washington
Harvard University
Kim certifying Providence Hospital’s
PT Staff in yoga: Torrence, CA
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Medical Cont. Education
Courses, Nationwide
Hospital PTA students learning yoga, Bhutan
African nuns doing yoga with Kim
Kim working in
Kilimanjaro Catholic
Orphanage
New York City 
African clergy working together
Kim working in Kolkata,
India with Mother
Teresa’s nuns
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Videos: filmed in Aspen, CO

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Find out more or schedule

Dr. Kim is always looking for new, challenging, and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

833-999-3198

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