The Chiropractic Pain Model
One of the main reasons I'm leaving the traditional office model is this: using chiropractic in a pain model can work, but if patients have misconceptions, the treatments will ultimately fail in the long-term, and the pain WILL COME BACK. If patients, or doctors for that matter, focus on pain alone, then the patient will never be guided past pain relief.
They'll never achieve wellness, they'll never understand performance, and they'll never thrive. It becomes a revolving door scenario where no one wins. Well, maybe the doctor makes money, but if you know me, that's a secondary goal.
Chiropractic & Exercise Performance Model
Contrast treating patients using the pain model with using chiropractic in a performance model, and the results significantly change. Why? In the performance model, a few things are added to the mix. I add soft tissue release and exercise, AND the patients add greater expectations and EFFORT.
Patients obviously want to be pain free, but performance-focused athletes NEED to be pain free to train. They NEED to be pain free to achieve PRs. Because of that, they expect more from me, but they also are WILLING TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for their own case. Giving you more days to train (less days on the DL), gives you an increased chance to progress!
This is the key! It's awesome, inspiring, & more likely to work!
For more, click the link to read the full text (→) : CONTRASTING CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT MODELS: PAIN RELIEF VERSUS PERFORMANCE-BASED (new window)
I ran a bit of an experiment the other day after noticing many people sabotaging their diet plan. Once they made even a small nutrition mistake during the day, they’d give up! If they slipped and had a pretzel, they’d just give up and chalk it up as a loss. They’d binge on other foods and then get back to it the next day. It doesn’t work that way though! Don’t set yourself back a whole week because of one bad decision.
It’s so easy to do a week’s worth of damage in one day if you’re not careful. Because of all that delicious-looking advertising, it’s also easy to do this daily. So, I set out to find a way to salvage bad starts.
If you’re trying to lose 1 pound per week, you need to create a calorie deficit of about 3500 calories. If you change nothing in terms of exercise, you just need to cut out 500 calories per day.
However, if you cut out 500 per day, and then enjoy a 3500 calorie “snack” every week, you’re back at the starting line.
So, here’s my experiment. Do not try this at home!