As you know, my work with your child focuses on movement learning. During the course of providing lessons for your child, I may comment on or answer questions from you or your family members regarding other intervention modalities (such as braces, standers, prescription drugs, a variety of therapeutic modalities, etc.) that in my experience have proven helpful or obstructive to my particular method of movement learning. At times, these comments may appear to be in conflict with advice you are receiving from your child’s medical professionals. It is important to keep in mind that my suggestions come from a movement learning perspective, while their advice comes from a medical perspective. Every child is unique and only you, having all of your child’s medical and other information, can make the appropriate choices for your child and coordinate medical and other care in a way that advances your child’s best interests. I am not a medical provider and cannot and do not offer medical advice. Where my suggestions appear to be in conflict with the suggestions of your child’s medical providers, it is imperative that you consult with those medical providers and understand from them the consequences and risks of the totality of your child’s care.
It is your responsibility to inform the practitioner of any pre-existing conditions, limitations, specific sensitivities, or anything that may be relevant to your child’s lesson. You must inform your practitioner if at any time during the lesson you feel your child may be experiencing discomfort or pain. You understand that Jon Martinez/Movement Matters does not diagnose illness, disease, or any other disorder, and is not a substitute for medical examinations or care. You understand and voluntarily accept any risks relating to your child’s lesson and have been allowed the opportunity to ask questions regarding the inherent risks associated with your child’s lesson. You hereby release and hold harmless Jon Martinez/Movement Matters from any and all liability for injury or harm, including without limitation, personal, bodily or mental injury, economic loss, or damage resulting from your child’s lesson. Your practitioner may determine that it is unsafe to proceed with or continue any lesson due to health-related concerns. I understand that this agreement and release of liability applies to this and any and all future lessons or dealings that I may have with Jon Martinez/Movement Matters.
Sincerely,Jon Martinez, Certified ABM for Children Practitioner