Travis Perret’s passion is helping people get back to doing what they love to do without the limitations of chronic pain. This passion was developed early in his career when visiting his parents for the holidays. He noticed, due to pain, his dad was having difficulty getting up from a chair and then trying to walk. When asked what was wrong he found that the doctors were recommending his dad have back surgery and that he quit his job. His dad was diagnosed with spondylolisthesis, a condition in which the vertebra in the low back slides forward over the vertebra below and puts pressure on the nerves causing low back pain and weakness in the legs. Seeing his dad in that much pain was difficult to watch.
After doing a quick assessment, Travis was able to determine that the cause of the pain wasn’t a vertebra issue but an issue with the function on his dad’s hips. He gave him some corrective exercises for his hips. A week later his dad reported feeling better. Travis changed the exercises and after a month the pain had decrease by 90% and his dad was feeling better than he had in months. To this day, 20 years later, his dad still does his exercises and has never had another issue with his back.
Travis graduated from the University of Kansas and received his degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in pre-physical therapy. He was a decathlete on the University of Kansas track and field team. After graduating, he was hired by The Egoscue Method and worked for Pete Egoscue for seven years. He then returned to the Midwest to open Exercise Therapy of Kansas City. He is a speaker, author, and has owned and operated Exercise Therapy of Kansas City in Overland Park, KS for 13 years. He has two little girls, Sierra and Stella, and when he is not in the clinic you will find him on the lake fishing.
Through the many years of helping people get back to a better life without pain he has seen some amazing successes. He has connected with people all over the world who are as passionate about helping people as he is. That is why he joined with ACM 360 Pro to teach others how to help people so we can all create a world with less pain.