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84 m a s s a g e & b o d y w o r k s e p t e m b e r / o c t o b e r 2 0 1 9 BORN FROM BONE The genesis of Zero Balancing goes back to Smith's childhood. His father, Ernest Smith, DC, was an early chiropractor who opened the first four-year chiropractic college, the Cleveland College of Chiropractic, in 1923. Smith's mother was more artistic—writing fiction, composing music, and directing local theater. Smith (whose given name is Frederick Reindel Smith) embodies both the scientific curiosity and altruism of his father and the creativity of his mother. His childhood curiosity for the skeletal system steered his vocational interests as a student. "I have always had a personal bias toward bone. It began in my childhood playing with a skeleton in my dad's school and ZER BALANCING In bodywork, some practitioners focus on physical structure and others focus on energy. Zero Balancing is unique in that it focuses on both simultaneously and consciously. At 90 years old, the founder of Zero Balancing, Fritz Smith, MD, is still teaching, innovating, and contributing to this systematic approach to the whole person.

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