Todd Pollock , Ultramarathoner and Nike Test Team Runner
Friday was my first ever appointment with you and it's definitely not going to be the last by far. I can't believe I waited all these years to finally get an 'adjustment'. I simply can't believe how much better my back feels. And just like you said, it's not going to be a 100% over night, but – it's pretty damn near it. I was in pain over the past 4 weeks with no end in sight, and just like that the pain is almost gone. What made me even a happier camper this weekend was the ART on my knee/IT. I tried running like you said. On Saturday I walk/ran about 4 miles. There was still pain, but I stopped when it was too much. Today however, no pain at all in my knee. None. Zip, zilch, zippo. Nothing while walking or going up and down steps. I was very tempted to go running, but instead I decided to stick to the stretching of the hip / IT as you told me and I did a couple miles on the bike. Like you said, since you did both ART and adjustment, we won't know what was the cause of the knee pain, but to be honest, I don't care. Both are healing.
Before Friday, I never liked going to doctors for basically anything, because (1) I hate admitting I need help and (2) I never really felt the doctors cared or understood why getting better as quickly as possible so I could run again was so important. But Friday, you not only made realize that though I try to keep in the best shape I can, we all get injured and we all need help to keep after our goals. Also, and most importantly, I never had a doctor actually educate and help me understand what was going on with an injury. For someone like your self who has helped a MVP World Series Pitcher (cool video by the way), I felt like you gave me the same attention and level of help as you would Cole. So thank you for that, I could not stop raving about you to my wife and running coach this weekend!
Thanks again, really appreciate it. Looking forward to coming back in Monday afternoon.