Monday, October 13, 2014

New Sponsorship!

          It is my honor and privilege to announce that Timber Land Chiropractic is my newest sponsor!  I’ve been impressed with how thorough the patients are treated at Timber Land Chiropractic - checking posture, alignment, range of motion, and even doing x-rays in order to get a full picture in understanding the structure of each one’s body.
            I first saw a chiropractor when I was about 6 years old.  My family had never used chiropractic services before, but when I was in a sledding accident, and it hurt to move, we gave it a try.  The first adjustments were painful, as my body was so out of line.  After he looked me over the first time, though, he could not only tell that I would get a lot of ear infections, but he could also tell me which side was worse.  Up until that point in my life, I had lived on antibiotics every winter for my ear infections.  My mom said she always knew when I had another one when I would fall down the steps again (as it affects balance).  After seeing the chiropractor, I never got another ear infection again.  I am definitely a firm believer in chiropractic care.
            Through observation and the use of the x-rays, Dr. Wendy could tell what areas were not balanced.  She could immediately tell I had injured my shoulder at one point (2 years ago in the bike accident), and that I had also sustained a neck injury (most likely from the pole vaulting mishap from about 5 years ago).  Working to realign my body over time, I should see results in my power output as I become more evenly balanced and can work more efficiently, and also hopefully avoid injury and uneven wear on the body.  About a week before my first adjustment, I had pain in my lower back on one side that suddenly came on while sprinting with my volleyball girls.  It was severe enough that I had to stop.  After that initial adjustment, I was able to sprint again without pain.  Due to now having a baby belly as well, I am finding I am getting tight in the lower back a lot more as my body is adapting to the shift in weight.  Dr. Wendy has been keeping me going though, while also minimizing discomfort.
            In addition, Dr. Wendy is also giving me more nutritional guidance so I can train and perform at my best.  She is licensed by the State of Wisconsin to provide Nutrition Counseling Services.  I record my diet, and we work to adjust it knowing that proper fueling plays a critical role in performance.  I look forward to the added benefits that result from regular chiropractic care and proper nutritional adjustments!

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