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Teenagers are a special group! Kids are not mini-adults. Teens may be my favorite population to work with. In addition to growth spurts and injuries, they are unsure what is normal and what needs physical or medical attention.
More often than not, the parent is very involved in telling me what happened to their child, giving me their medical and physical history, and explaining how their kid is feeling and why.
When I ask the parent “Let me see what Johnny wants to say” I sometimes hear a different story, and a different perspective. I listen to them- their words, their body language, when they repeat themselves, and what they are avoiding either verbally or with their movements.
My goal is to have an open dialogue with your child. They have my number- which sounds crazy, but I encourage them to text me. I want each child to know they can tell me their symptoms, their concerns, and their honest opinion on what they think is going on. Kids know. Behind the scenes I hear teens say “I just don’t want to play soccer anymore,” or “I heard something pop when lifting, but did not want my dad to know.”
Kids can be scared. So can parents. I get it.
What do I commonly see in teens?
- Sports injuries
- Lack of proper sleep habits
- Lack of downtime
- Poor posture
- Premature Advanced training
- Stomach issues
“Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you”
OUR AGING BODIES
“I am just getting old,” says my fourty-year-old dad of four, who was a rugby player in college. There are often wear and tear type injuries that may have been ignored for years and now take precedence. It is never too late to address an old injury.
Years of repetitive activities often lead to habit-forming, faulty movement patterns.
Feeling aged may be due to how you move or do not move during your job, or your daily routine. Some guidance to make small, obtainable changes may be a gamechanger to optimize how you feel and move.
Over 65? Over 80? You can still improve your overall feeling. You can still improve how well you move.
Do you want less pain, improved independence, endurance, strength, and balance? You do not need to work out 2 hours a day to address your needs. Your 80-year-old body is not the same as your 50-year-old body and needs to be respected as such. My job is to help you feel and move better. Sometimes feeling better is sitting without pain, or changing positions without feeling like you may fall over.
What do I commonly see with aging?
- Bursae flare-ups
- Muscle imbalance
- Weekend warriors
- Sendartary jobs
- Overuse activities
- Poor biomechanics
- Poor flexibility
- Balance deficits
- Postpartum complications
- Pre and post-surgical care-orthopedic
- both visceral and elective
“Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been”
When a person comes to me without a medical or surgical history on their paperwork, I will still ask your history. Sometimes I will then hear, “oh yes, I am on Synthroid for my thyroid” or “I had cancer, but that was 5 years ago”. If you are medically stable- that is awesome! It is still important for me to know what your body has been through. If you are medically struggling, I am in hopes to guide you on the right path.
I am qualified to recommend imaging such as x-rays, MRIs, CT, and PET scans if necessary. I am also qualified to recommend a variety of other diagnostic testing such as a nerve conduction test (NCT)), electromagnetic testing (EMG), Ultrasound (US), and Sleep Studies.
I also recommend against testing and imaging if it is not the right avenue for you.
If you have test results we can discuss them. My goal is to educate you. I want us to consider what is best for you to optimize your body and lifestyle.
What do I commonly see medically?
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
- Cardiovascular deconditioning
- Joint replacements
“Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there’s go to be a way through it”
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Tell me your story; I will hear you.
Tell me your goals; I will guide you to them.
Tell me your barriers; we will overcome them.