Julie Donnelly, LMT, has specialized in the treatment of chronic pain since 1989. Her own injuries, and her athletic client’s injuries, were the catalyst for her developing the self-treatments that she has been teaching since 1997. She developed self-treatments for hand/wrist pain (carpal tunnel syndrome) after she was forced to close her massage therapy practice due to severe pain and numbness. Her career-related injuries were the reason for her developing self-treatments for shoulder injuries (rotator cuff), low back pain, sciatica, hip pain and plantar fasciitis. She has authored several books and DVD programs to teach the techniques to individuals worldwide.