Thursday, February 21, 2008

Doctor Doctor Gimme the News!

Don't mind me and my Robert reference as I think I get more looney the less I exercise!

Ok flashback to the 80's when my sis and I would dress up and pretend we were Robert Palmer and one of his floozie ladies with light skin, pulled back dark and and bright red lipstick. Yeah us 7 and 8 year old girls would have our own music video on stage of our living room mantel singing 'Addicted to Love'. Of course, being the older sis, I made my sister be the boy!

So today I hit the ART doc.

What it ART?
ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

What is an ART treatment like?
PAINFUL, well at least today it was!

The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.

Today I informed to doc I had been seeing the extent to which things have been bothering me. He spent quite a bit of time really working on my hip flexor and butt and actually a few other muscles all tied together in there that are all pretty tight.

I was sweating from the pain, but I think at least the doc was too from working so hard on me!! At least it wasn't just me! At any rate things feel pretty tender now but the doc said he could really feel things loosen up more than maybe it is because I am tighter than usual or maybe it was that he really worked deeper into my muscles. Either way, I am hoping it helps.

The doc said try to at least rest through the weekend which was pretty much my plan...think long term, right?? Doc said call him over the weekend if I needed to even. I can't say enough about having service providers that really seem to care!!!


Dana said...

I was channeling 80's song references too,so you're not alone. I was wincing JUST reading about your ART appointment! Hopefully you won't have the need to call the doc over the weekend.

TrainingtoTri said...

Hmmm, that ART stuff sounds intriguing, but the pain scares me! I hope it helps and that the weekend of rest gets you back in tip top shape. Take it easy and enjoy your time off!

Brian said...

I was so hoping that was a youtube video of you and your sister's impression. That would have been classic to see.

Working on hip flexor and butt. Hmmm. sounds intriguing (sp?). Maybe I should look into this profession.

Rest up and get better. Maybe go over to your sis's and get a recording of the 2 of you doing it.

JenC said...

My ART was never painful, which could explain why it didn't seem to work very well.

Hope you heal well after your rest!

E-Speed said...

hey chickie. take off the time now so you can reap the rewards later!

no more limping around the gym!

Brian said...

I just tagged you. It's a pain, but I hope you do it anyway!

The rules are as follows:
# Link to the person who tagged you
# Post the rules on your blog.
# Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog.
# Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
# Leave a comment on their blogs so that they know they have been tagged.


triguyjt said...

good luck on recovery from the injuries and on recovering from the art stuff...

had a massage guy who used eastern influences whom we called the witch doctor..
he would twist you and crack your neck...legs arms...etc...
this sounds much more tissue, tendon and more painful too...

good luck

Lana said...

Cool, I've never heard of the ART treatments. I hope you are feeling better!