DR. KIM BYRD-RIDER, PT, DPT
Founder & Executive Director of Firm Water Road
Science-Based Dream Weaver
Dr. Kim uniquely and superbly weaves together…
Western physical therapy and psychology
Eastern wisdom arts such as yoga, Pilates, tai chi, meditation, prayer, and hypnosis to …
to Rapidly Create & Deliver your Dream Life
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Kim.FirmWaterRoad@gmail.com P: 833-999-3198
East meets West Services
According to Harvard University Medical School, the six pillars of Lifestyle Medicine (C) are exercise, sleep, nutrition, relationships, stress management, and risky substance control.
With our two treatment applications together, we take control of all six directly and indirectly for mental and physical health. This is the starting line to recovery. Then, you can travel on to your personalized destination that you dream about. No dreams? Not true.
You subconsciously know your purpose, your dream life. We help you recover and install your dreams into your conscious mind for full throttle operation.
We help YOU find, map out, and navigate your dream life.
A = Brain/Body Exercise, B = Brain Re-mapping, C = Lifestyle Medicine
Whole Health & Reaching your Dreams is simple. A + B = C
Do Brian/Body Exercise
Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi
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.
Dr. Kim makes it easy.
Effects on Lifestyle Medicine
Re-Map Your Brain
Hypno-therapy, Meditation, & Prayer
We build our beliefs, and then our beliefs build us. This 55 min. treatment identifies a belief that is self-limiting, debilitating, or even making you fearful. Award-winning Rapid Transformational Therapy brain re-coding helps you rewire that belief in 1-3 visits from a painful belief into a belief that serves your goals. Prayer and/or meditation are applied afterward. This powerful approach quickly up-levels your life permanently.
Dr. Kim makes it easy.
Effects on Lifestyle Medicine
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. 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. Attendees were all 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.
Kim’s meditation styles include Nidra, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Tibetan meditation. She learned Tibetan meditation from the Vajrayana 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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