My Name Is... Bart Potter

Teaching pain relief techniques for more than 20 years

Posted 9/10/19

Finding what worked I had several years of chronic pain in my 20s. My shoulder got so bad that I avoided using it. I learned to write left-handed. I quit playing guitar. It was seriously …

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My Name Is... Bart Potter

Teaching pain relief techniques for more than 20 years

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Finding what worked

I had several years of chronic pain in my 20s. My shoulder got so bad that I avoided using it. I learned to write left-handed. I quit playing guitar. It was seriously debilitating.

I went through a bunch of treatments: physical therapy, sports medicine, chiropractic, acupuncture — and none of them worked. Then I met a guy named Sean McCarver, who taught me a system that created what he called muscle balance.

I was so impressed with how effective it was that I apprenticed with him for a couple years. Now, I’ve been teaching it myself for more than 20 years.

Balance the body

I call it Jiffy Body. The core concept is that muscle balance part. If you were going to drive a car on a race track, you’d align and balance the tires first. In the same way, you want to create muscle balance in your living machinery.

You don’t need any workout machines or weights or anything. You can do it in your pajamas.

I spent three years compiling the system into a book. It was a painstaking process, but I wanted to make sure anyone can understand it.

Lately I’m focusing on teaching the system to as many people as possible — I even teach it for free out of my house every Saturday.

Escape the pain

The more persistent your joint or muscle problem is, the more you need to work with someone like me. It’s also really beneficial for people who sit at a desk 40 hours a week. We’re not designed to spend that much time hunched over.

My wife is a real estate appraiser. She spends so much time sitting, that she has problems with nerve impingement. We practice Jiffy Body together, though, and she stays pain-free.

My daughter is 14, so she’s not quite as motivated to follow the system. Aches, pains and swelling are the main motivators for people.

I’ve lived through that pain, and I get a real thrill from helping people get out.

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