Tuesday, April 30, 2013
My last official appointment with Johnny Angel
The Reebok Balance Board has been a God send in helping to build up the muscles in the front of my legs which were so weak when I started going in January. Now my muscles are so strong that BOTH of my legs have knots in the muscles! He really worked me over. A couple of the massage moves brought tears to my eyes and he apologized but said he needed to loosen them up. He avoided one huge one on my problem leg and just worked the smaller ones because he said I would be sore for many days afterward on that one and I've got places to be, yo! So my legs were pretty sore right after and into the night but feeling better now.
He said I can come back on an "as needed" basis but basically I'm released as an official patient under his care and the balance board is a "for life" thing to keep up my strength. It will help rebuild the muscles in my legs that were so screwed up from overuse and repetitive motion injury.
Am I back to the maniac mode I was in before? Hardly. I don't think it's necessary and I'm burning about the same calories that I did before my injury so I'm happy with that. I don't need to do plyometrics, crazy moves that pound my joints and such to burn calories.
I am so grateful to my chiropractor for helping me through this injury and making it as easy as possible. I've got to say I'm thankful I didn't draw the short straw and get his partner because I encountered him again today and he seems douchey. I think having the doctor that is right for you makes all the difference not only in your recovery in general but in your attitude to WANT to do what they say.
Have you overcome any injuries? Do you think a personable doctor makes a difference in recovery?
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