One of the things I really enjoy about being a Doctor of Chiropractic is the tremendous opportunity I have to meet people, interact, and especially to get the satisfaction of knowing that I'm helping people to feel better and become more healthy. Anything we can do to achieve that goal, we want to do, and we hope our new website will help us reach out and connect with people who might benefit from our care. While you're here on the site, take a look at our video. It's pretty cool!
A little more about what I've been up to: It's been a pretty good summer for surf here on the Central Coast, and I've been lucky to catch quite a few good days. For a guy who's done it all his life, taking off on a wave is just second nature. I try very hard to stay in good shape (you know how I'm always telling you guys to keep going to the gym, or just take brisk walks three times a week) but as we get older, you can feel changes in your muscles and joints. Even if you're young, it's still really important to warm up and stretch before you exercise. You don't have to overdo it, but definitely do it. I see a lot of patients who say right off, "Brad, I think I pulled something". If you warm up properly before whatever physical activity you do, the chances of getting injured go down. Now, for you rugby players, it probably won't matter anyway. Just kidding! If you want to read more about safe stretching and to get specific pointers, have a look at this article from the Mayo Clinic, here.
Okay, that's about the latest from me, but check back in here regularly. Now that I've got this internet soapbox to get up on, I'm going to be using it! Come by and see us soon, we'll be looking for you.