SSR’s Curt Christiansen Happier, Healthier Me: Week Thirteen

by | Mar 28, 2014 | Blog, What's New | 1 comment |

I used to hate to wear watches. I guess there was a time in my life when I didn?t worry so much about time and schedules. The reality is now, there is really no reason to wear a watch since we are all running around with little computers in our pockets. I actually now like to wear watches and I have collected a number of them.

I have one really nice watch. It was a gift from my wife. Anyone who knows me well would know that it had to have been a gift since I would never buy a really nice watch because I am so cheap. Recently my nice watch stopped. This watch of course has to be sent back to the manufacturer because it needs to be ?specially sealed? or whatever. So instead of a $10 dollar watch battery I have to get the $60 ?specially sealed? one.

After waiting three weeks to get my watch back, I learned this week that it has been determined by the Movado watch-kateers that my watch needs additional attention. In addition to my new battery, my watch needs a ?Full Service Movement? according to the lady who left me the message.

?A??FULL??SERVICE?..MOVEMENT?

Now, I have no idea what that means.

But I do know, that as a result of this ?Full Service Movement?, if I want to get my really nice watch back; the nice gift I got from my wife; I now need to pay the new ransom of $235.00!

Two Hundred and Thirty Five Dollars!

Right about now I am pretty sure that I am truly getting the ?FULL SERVICE MOVEMENT!?

I have talked a lot lately about feeding the hungry. I learned this week from Moise Joseph, a two time Olympian for Haiti, a valued member of the Potomac River Running staff, and the organizer of the Run For Haiti 5K that Kim and I ran on Saturday; that all it takes is $20 to feed 100 kids a meal at a Haitian school.

Twenty Dollars!

Do you have any idea how many school kids I could feed if I didn?t have to have my movement fully serviced?

Eleven hundred and seventy five kids!

I would like to thank Moise and the folks at Potomac River Running for organizing this event after the earthquake that Haiti experienced in 2010 and for continuing beyond the immediate need to raise money to feed kids and provide other support.

As the month of March comes to an end I want to remind you that March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. I want to remind you that The Brain Injury Association reminds us that a brain injury can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone ? a brain injury does not discriminate. And 2.4 million Americans sustain a brain injury each year according to The Brain Injury Association.

I was reminded of this by an email I received yesterday morning informing me that a good friend?s mom had fallen, and as a result of the trauma from that fall, she had experienced a brain injury.

Anytime, anywhere, to anyone.

I would also like to remind you that we still have two sessions next week, one on Concussion, and one on Injury Prevention, that will provide some education on how we can help keep our kids a little safer from these types of injuries. Here is a link to the detail: http://www.ssrehab.com/march-25-april-3concussion-and-injury-prevention-seminars/

If you have any questions or you are interested in attending you may contact me by email.

Thanks and have a great weekend!

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Curt Christiansen
Chief Operating Officer
Sport and Spine Rehab
[email protected]

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