Instead of trying to write a monthly article about health (which I’m blatantly bad at keeping up on) I’m going to write a nice and short, simple post, on what you can expect when you visit my office and leave it up for the rest of eternity.
For starters when you come in, I want to see you move. I want to watch how your body works or doesn’t work and assess your range of motion to figure out what needs to be corrected in order to help you most effectively.
I want to listen and hear YOUR story. The details that you share with me not only about the injury, but about your life and every day activities, your past, etc… help me paint a picture of what is going on and why you ended up in my office. I want to help you find creative solutions to prevent the issue going further (exercise and dietary recommendations along with mental and spiritual health tips).
I want to take you beyond your pain, to a new and better place! Often times I will hear comments like “I want to go back to the way I was before this happened.” While that is a valid request, restoring you back to another time is not possible. You are a new person every day of your life. Your pain is your body’s signal that things need to change, and since time only keeps on marching forward, I want to help take you to a new and better place of change.
I treat using my hands, my heart, and my ears. In my office you can expect 30 minutes of face to face time with me, the Doctor. No bells and whistles, no machines, no fluff. Just real quality time spent with a Doctor who cares about you and wants to help you heal. The treatment will consist of hands on manual soft tissue therapy geared towards muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves, along with chiropractic adjustments to misalignments in the spinal and extremity joints if need be. The majority of the therapy will be geared towards treating and restoring the function of your muscles.
This is a laid back experience. You will not find a doctor wearing a white coat. You will find a doctor wearing a shirt, jeans, and a warm smile. I practice out of a gym, and I ask my patients to wear comfortable clothing that allows them to move freely, in order so that they may demonstrate the movements that bother them the most.
The outcomes from person to person will vary. We are all unique individuals and everyone will respond differently to the treatment and recommendations. Like I said, I want to help you move beyond your pain and part of that is coming up with creative solutions on how to prevent it going further. I may talk to you about exercises to avoid, dietary recommendations, and mental and spiritual well-being. Where you take the advice is up to you and may affect the outcome of where the treatment can go. All you need to know is that I am on your side, and will give you 100% in the office so that YOU can heal as quickly as your body allows.
Blessings to all of you who chose to walk into my office. I wish you all the best on your road to health and healing!
Dr. Mike Murray is a chiropractor, manual therapist, nutrition expert, wellness coach and chronic pain and sports injury specialist. He has been trained under the Integrative Diagnosis system for “clinical excellence”. He practices out of CrossFit Virtuosity and loves to help people in ANY way he can. Please reach out to him if he can be of a service in any way.