Judy Menting, a retired physical therapist (with carpal tunnel syndrome) turned jewelry designer, loves to share her inexpensive, simple, and effective ways to use physics, ergonomics, and proven therapy principles to help you protect your most precious tool, your body. The challenge Judy has faced personally is to find ways to create her own jewelry designs without making her carpal tunnel symptoms worse.
During her career as a physical therapist, Judy worked primarily in the field of long-term care with pediatric and geriatric clients with varying degrees of physical and cognitive challenges. This experience taught her how to analyze the problem, break it down into teachable moments, adapt, overcome obstacles, and motivate her clients by making it fun. The primary role of a physical therapist is teaching, and Judy loves to teach others how to be ergonomic design divas.
She has been a member of the Loose Bead Society of Greater Milwaukee for over five years and served on their Board of Directors. She has extensive teaching and mentoring experience, having been a clinical instructor of physical therapy, as well as a jewelry instructor. Judy really loves working one-on-one with jewelry students, but has lots of experience in groups large and small. Her favorite students are those who have physical or cognitive challenges themselves, because they need to be the most creative with their tools and designs.