Tuesday, June 30, 2020

OpEd: Does Your Doctor Even Lift Bro??

Image may contain: text that says 'If your doctor ONLY gives you pain meds & tells you to rest... rest If your physical therapist ONLY performs soft tissue work or electrical stimulation... If your chiropractor ONLY adjusts your spine... You're seeing the wrong person! SQUAT UNIVERSITY' 
What’s your experience with dealing with doctors/PTs/chiros who treat like this?
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I’m not here to call in to question pain medication, or passive treatments (like soft tissue work or electrical stimulation or even joint manipulation) ... but I am here to challenge the use of those as the ONLY treatment in dealing with an injury. The medical system today is largely broken because we so heavily rely on what professionals do or give to those dealing with injuries. This creates a dependency on those treatments and doesn’t empower the injured person to take control and actively participate in the rehab process.
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Too many doctors ONLY prescribe pain meds & tell you to take time off. Too many physical therapists, physios & chiropractors rely on passive treatments instead of taking a step back & treating the person in front of them and how they move! Are there good professionals in all of these fields? YES & I applaud those who are taking a stand to change things but I think we can all agree we have more work to do!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
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Now this is also a two way street because as athletes, WE need to quit searching out the quick fix.Sometimes the right approach is a longer process. BUT with the right team in place & the right approach that does not rely ONLY on passive treatments we can hope to find lasting results that keep you lifting and participating in whatever fitness aspirations you have for life.๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿผ‍♀️

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