To those of you already under my care, I know you love me and I love you too. But I’d actually like to see you less! I would much rather go out and do something fun with you (like sky diving, go-cart racing, rock climbing, or mountain biking – keep your eyes peeled for an invite…) than see you in my office over and over again for the same issue.
You also know that I travel 12-15 days out of the year to train and advance my skills. Most of the advanced courses I attend do not offer continuing education credits (a requirement to maintain my doctorate license). So, in addition to my advanced studies I must acquire 30 ceu credits every two years. Usually I dread those classes because they tend to be less interesting and I don’t get to learn anything new. This most recent course I attended surprised me. 90% of what was taught I already use in practice however, the 10% new information has turned out to be invaluable to me and I hope it will be to you too.
Many of the chronic aches and pains people regularly seek chiropractic for are the result of injuries (like the layers of an onion) from big traumas or lots of little ones that pile on over time. More than understanding HOW something happened, you generally want to know how to prevent it from happening again.
Here’s the kicker: in order to have a new experience of freedom from pain in your body you must do things different from whatever you’ve been doing that lead you to where you are now – i.e. “do what you’ve always done and you’ll get what you’ve always gotten”.
The take away from last weekend’s course:
- you have to move your body in specific ways often beginning with basic, simpler exercises that will begin to rehabilitate your muscle function.
- it will be uncomfortable at first.
- if it makes your pain worse, you’re doing the wrong exercise. It’s time to re-evaluate.
- when your pain level improves it is time to increase the level of challenge/complexity of the exercise to complete the rehabilitation process. (This is crucial to preventing re-injury.)
- this process takes 6 months of dedicated effort. (Spoiler alert: IT’S WORTH IT!)
If you’re ready to get to work, call Diane and request an evaluation. I will create a program uniquely tailored to your challenges and guide you through the process. When you achieve your goal, we’ll go out and celebrate!