This weekend I attended a training at the Parnassus campus at UCSF through the Dept of Physical Therapy & Rehab Science entitled “Medical Screening for the Physical Therapist: The Sherlock Holmes Approach” taught by Dr William G. Boissonnault. “Why a PT course (again!)?” you might ask. Well, frankly, it’s because I’ve been really impressed with the quality of the continuing education curriculum at UCSF for their therapists, and I want to utilize my limited finances, time and brain capacity wisely! [Read more…]
Archives for January 2016
I love the work that I do. But it’s physical and can be quite strenuous. Even though I joke that my chiropractic diploma conveys immunity to both infectious diseases and physical ailments, life happens sometimes. In my case, this time it was my low back. I see it all the time clinically. That said, t’was a few days before Christmas, I bent down to get something, and boom, something didn’t feel right in my low back! I swear, one of these days I’m going to write a blues song: “my back went out and left me home alone” (think BB King, “The Thrill is Gone…”).
I stumbled through Monday and had to miss work Tuesday. We were hosting our Innate Chiropractic family & staff dinner that night, and I honestly didn’t know if I would be able to make it! The dinner was a celebration of the healer community that we have at Innate, and I really wanted to honor everyone who has worked so hard to make our center what it is. so it occurred to me, what if I use the practitioners to help me get better? What better way to appreciate their great work than to totally and completely depend on them for me to be able to literally get back on my feet? In three days, I saw five practitioners, and that was what it took for me to be able to get back to work and on the road to recovery!