I did some things today that I rarely do. I was hungry and in a rush to get from one office to another so I decided to buy lunch.
That was the first thing. I rarely buy lunch on account of the fact that I am cheap.
Then, not only did I decide to buy lunch but since I was in such a hurry I decided to go to McDonald’s which I also rarely do for lunch (coffee maybe) and get in the drive thru which is another thing hardly ever do.
Then, I decided to order a #3. That is a Quarter Pounder with Cheese! I can’t tell you the last time I ate a Quarter Pounder with Cheese but I am sure I have once or twice before.
But what I didn’t know was that right now, if you order a Quarter Pounder with Cheese with the large fries you get a second Quarter Pounder with Cheese for free!
Then I did something horrible I don’t think I have ever done! I ate them both! And the Fries!
October is National Chiropractic Health Month. It’s also National Physical Therapy Month.
When I first applied to work for this company fourteen or so years ago, I didn’t know a thing about chiropractic or chiropractors. In fact I don’t think I knew or ever knowingly had a conversation with a chiropractor in my life.
So again, in my book of firsts like running a half marathon or eating two Quarter Pounders with Cheese in one sitting while driving on the beltway. meeting Dr. Jay Greenstein, chiropractor and CEO of this company, was a first for me. And even though I didn’t know anything about the services I was about to begin to promote, I thought gee, this guy is a ball of fire and if he believes it, I will believe it too and so soon will many others!
In those early days I learned pretty quickly it wasn’t just me who was in the dark about chiropractic care, much of the general public and the medical community was too. In fact we had to overcome a significant bias on the part of many Medical Doctors at the time.
Since that time however there has been a tremendous amount of change in what I know and what the world knows including the medical community, who has since even included rotations through some of our facilities as part of their Medical School specialty training and education for medical students.
Chiropractic was often referred to as alternative. I guess that’s fair if the alternative you want to consider by not seeking care is pain, loss of function, NSAIDS, or stronger medications, I guess you can call it whatever you want. Back in April, Dr. Barton Bishop, a Doctor of Physical Therapy and our Chief Clinical Officer wrote what I thought was a great blog called Choosing a Chiropractor to Relieve Your Aches and Pains, sharing his first chiropractic experience and what he has learned over the years. This is from his closing paragraph:
The bottom line: don’t write off chiropractic care based on one experience that you or a friend may have had with one particular doctor just don’t go to that one anymore! Chiropractors are generally phenomenal people offering a drug-free, conservative, evidence-based approach to the treatment of aches and pains that millions of us deal with on a daily basis.
Hey I agree with that. I spend a lot of time with Doctors of Chiropractic and I think they are phenomenal people too!
And Physical Therapists too by the way!
And if you are interested here is the link to Dr. Bishop’s blog:
And, today Potomac River Running has the Glory Days Grille Cross Country Invitational 2014 at Bull Run. Online registration is closed but you can register in person this evening at the packet pick up or tomorrow morning before the event.
Also the Jackson 5K Have Fun Run Healthy is on Sunday in Fairfax, visit the PRR Races website.
And don’t forget to register for the 2014 Spartan Spooktacular at Broad Run High School by end of day Sunday the 12th to save 5 bucks! You can get couple Quarter Pounders with that! This is also on the PRR Races website.
So have a great weekend, enjoy your three day weekend if you are one of those who are lucky enough to have Monday off!
Chief Operating Officer
Sport and Spine Rehab