“Manual therapists tend to believe that they are Batman, but they are actually more like Alfred.” ~ Dr. Cory Blickenstaff
Another reason is that I was still fairly new to the idea that the outcomes of manual therapy treatments may have more to do with the patients' perception, attitudes, and beliefs and their interaction with the therapist than the treatment itself. (1) I had a hard time wrapping that idea around my brain. I mean, just my interaction and the environment can have an effect on how they feel when they walk out of the clinic.
A year and a half later, however, much of these ideas made better sense to me, which made my work easier to do and to communicate with my clients.