Keep Yourself Healthy by Phil Kriss
Sponsor Phil Kriss of Kriss Chiropractic is fresh off his latest race, Ironman Canada. Below is some insight on what Kriss Chiropractic can offer you to keep you healthy and active. And a side benefit to seeing Phil Kriss is that you can swap great triathlon stories during exams and treatment. If you have never heard a Phil Kriss story (click for IM race report), you are missing out.
Most people that are reading this newsletter understand the importance of taking care of themselves, and have invested at least thousands of dollars in that endeavor. When I look at my cost to enter races, buy the associated junk, and my escalating food bill, the justification could be it is still cheaper than the cost of medications and visits to the doctor. But, there is at least one overlooked aspect of health care, and that is the integrity of your spine, nervous system and the rest of the joints in your body.
Many recent studies done by both insurance companies and our trusty government arrived at the conclusion that chiropractic should be the portal of entry for spinal problems. The scuttlebutt I hear is that change is on the horizon in that more referrals will be made by the medical community to chiropractors because of our cost effectiveness, absence of a relapsing condition and overall satisfaction of care. Yay us!
Regardless of that fact, I still think of myself as an “OH” doctor. Why? When I am asked the question about what I do and respond that I am a chiropractor, OH is typically the first thing I hear. It is either OH you are the leader of a cult, or OH You are my hero! The perception of what we do is a little messed up.
But the point is not that, but it is that chiropractors help athletes achieve their best like nobody else can because we use no medications that may simply mask your symptoms or have effects that can harm you. So, yes, certainly bring us your headaches, low back pain, and other radiating symptoms. We can help those! But, there is more.
Many don’t know we can very effectively treat shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle and foot problems. In many cases, poor alignment of those extremities can be causing conditions like plantar fasciitis, knee pain and cracking, frozen shoulders, impingements and other conditions. I love adjusting extremities because the results are often quickly realized because those joints are simpler than spinal joints.
And chiropractors are many times the expert in rehab. Specific exercises with things like surgical tubing can be the remedy for many “itis” conditions.
I have been an athlete since about 5 (according to my Mom) when I went on my first 35 mile bike ride with her and the Girl Scout troop. Since then I have participated in many athletic high impact adventures. Over those years I have taken a beating, but somehow are still able to function very well without chronic pain or use any medications. It has been regular adjustments that have kept me on the road.
We can’t help everybody and chiropractic certainly is not the cure all for every condition, but if you have a condition we may help you are invited into my office to find out if we can help.
Consultations and brief examinations are always free. If we think we can help, we will tell you. If not, we will tell you that too.Also, we offer choices for care ranging from the best we can offer to something simple to alleviate acute pain only.
Check out our website at krisschiro.com. There also is a link on the upper right corner to a bunch of YouTube videos that are not only helpful but entertaining! My contact information is on there should you have any questions.
We also show up at the races. Stop by our tent and get a free onsite opinion. Feel free to ask us anything you want.
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