Every Friday should start with one of these babies:
I've been accused several times of being high maintenance, and this coffee order doesn't exactly work for my "I'm not high maintenance" argument.
High maintenance perhaps, but delicious!
Last night I had my first ART/Chiro session on my shoulder. After months of physio last summer, my range of motion definitely improved but I am still experiencing a little bit of dull pain in my shoulder blade and rotator cuff.
Good news? My shoulder doesn't have to be amputated.
Bad news? I have to do more physio in addition to ART, Graston and Chiro adjustments.
What I found interesting, is that my poor posture (as a result of sitting in front of a computer all day) has also contributed to my slow recovery. Because my head is too far foward, it puts additional pressure on my shoulder which adds strain.
The other good news? I love the clinic. It was welcoming, and there wasn't a single attempt to make it sales pitchy. They focus a lot on sports injury and are equipped with a sports medicine doctor, chiro, physio, etc etc etc.
When Andrew hurt his back earlier this year, the clinic he went to turned his injury into a huge sales gimmick. After his initial assessment, they invited us back to go over the results and of course offered me a free assessment. When I told them I wasn't interested, a dialogue something like this happened:
Chiro: You have pretty nice teeth, how much did they cost?
me: I don't know, my Dad paid for them when I was 12.
Chiro: Well, investing in your teeth is cosmetic. Your spine is your life, why wouldn't you invest in it?
The other thing I hated about that clinic was that they didn't offer pay-by-the-session option. The gave him a hefty price for an entire year of treatment. He
Long story short: I'm feeling pretty good about what's in store for my little shoulder this summer!
Anyone else have any chiro stories to share?
*note - no intent to insult anyone that works in the industry - just my personal opinion.