I cannot believe it is finally Friday! This has been a very full week! Brief overview:
Monday: Chiropractor consultation
Tuesday: Running Club
Wednesday: Review chiropractor results/Newton Running Clinic
Thursday: Back to School Night
Friday: Drive to Philly traffic in outrageous traffic and finally REST
Good thing I started running before school, because there definitely wasn’t a lot of time after school this week! First off, what do you all think of chiropractors? I had a free consultation with a local chiropractor this week because he posted some signs in my apartment building. Almost everyone in my running group swears by their chiropractor. I have minor aches and pains, but no serious injuries. I have headaches from time to time, but I always attributed them to too much screen time.
I figured a free consultation wouldn’t hurt, and I had them check out some shoulder and knee pain. The doctor checked out my shoulder and knee, but really did not say much. He then used a fancy computer and scanner to scan my entire spine. I figured it would be interesting to see the results. Since it was free, I didn’t really mind.
Later in the week, I met with the doctor again to view the results. I like to try and keep an open mind, but my boyfriend seems to think this guy was trying to scam me. Before beginning, I filled out the typical medical history forms. The scan of my spine seemed to indicate that the areas out of alignment all matched ailments I listed as currently experiencing. For example, I have Crohn’s disease, it is mild, but definitely noticeable. According to this doctor, my spine just happens to be out of alignment in the areas that correlate to the intestines and colon. (which Crohn’s disease affects) Part of me wishes I hadn’t told the doctor all these details, then I would definitely believe him. (but we know you can’t not tell the doctor your medical history!)
I think there are a lot of great chiropractors out there, but I think the way this guy was trying so hard to get patients, and just his overall vibe, I feel like he might have been pulling my leg. What do you all think?
On a more exciting note, my running club invited Newton to come present a running clinic. It was awesome. We got to try out shoes and learned some really great techniques. The man from Newton talked about how to get your upper body to relax during your long run when you start tensing up and how to work on your cadence. I really learned a lot. I also liked the shoes a lot. They are really different. The man from Newton explained that so many shoes focus on cushioning in the heel, but newton provides cushioning under the toe that forces you to improve your running posture. I definitely felt it in my calves. I even had a charlie’s horse the next morning! It is a different feeling, but I think I liked it.
Does anyone out there love Newtons? Why do you love them?
Have you had positive experiences with a chiropractor? What do you see them for?