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first physical therapy session and appointment with Dr. Kickhaver

Friday, April 25, 2014

I had my first physical therapy session today and the woman got critical of me having plantar fasciitis. I felt like saying don't you understand how hard it is for me to walk or stand with it! But I was like Jesus today and kept my mouth shut. I didn't want to stain my witness for Him by doing that anyway. I was given 3 exercises to do daily and I go back next Monday to do more with her. Her name is Jessie or Jessica. She is nice but I think she thinks she knows it all for being a physical therapist. I seen Dr. Kickhaver and got there early and got in early to boot. I told him about my legs no longer being numb or tingling and he was happy about it. He used an activator on me as well. It hurt between my shoulders but I don't care since I need to be adjusted. He is a great man of character and that makes him a great chiropractor. I am glad I switched the other one got too pushy at times.

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CTUPTON 4/29/2014 2:29PM

    Did they suggest anything for the pain to make the exercises easier? Ice? Heat? Meds?

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation, right. Very painful. But that area does need stretching. I have heard of daily writing down a goal for yourself with details of how to deal with the painful times. If you have a plan, it might make it easier to stick to the routine of doing the therapy. Each day write the goals out again. Some research was done about this and pre-writing the goals does make a difference. People tend to stick to the therapy more successfully.

Planning a reward emoticon for yourself after you do the therapy might be something to look fore ward to. Just a thought.


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LOVETOLAUGH56 4/29/2014 10:46AM

    that's a tough one to battle. The pain with that is awful, I know it personally. Wearing cushy sneakers, stretches and essential oils rubbed on helped a lot. I do all that every time it comes back.
Praying for you.

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TATTER3 4/26/2014 11:02PM

    I'm in therapy too...and it can be painful...but it does work. Hang in there and keep being like Jesus!

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MCJULIEO 4/26/2014 8:39PM

    Nice physical therapists can never get their patients to work through the pain so as to make progress... it's a tough job!

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USMAWIFE 4/26/2014 8:28PM

    hope the therapy works for you

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SWEET_ADELINE47 4/26/2014 2:49PM

    Glad you like one. Hope he can help you stop hurting. Judy. emoticon

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IGNITEME101 4/26/2014 1:22PM

    I like sarahtait's REPLY You're doing great keep up the good work n continue to do all that you can.

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SARAHTAIT 4/26/2014 11:35AM

    The physical therapy is the hard work....but if you really make yourself do will feel better and better. Work hard and show the therapist an improvement next time you go...she will respect you for working hard. I am sure she sees plenty of people who just show up and don;t do the work. So be one of THOSE patients that makes her smile!
Her attitude may be from years of patients coming through and not doing the work that they are supposed to but expecting her to do her that you are one tough lady.......

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CHANCETARYN 4/26/2014 7:58AM

    Glad you've found a good doc!

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LINTPICKER 4/25/2014 9:18PM

    I am glad that you are working to get better and that you are happy with your doctor too!

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    emoticon Don't let her criticism get to you. Your comment about being like Jesus made me smile. You are so right- He is the perfect one who had every right to stand up to His mockers- but He forgives and loves them instead.

Our church's motto is to "Love people like God loves people" and let me tell ya, it's hard some (most) times! Good for you for just working through it and getting those exercises done emoticon

I miss my chiropractor. He was a great man of God and so honest and caring. I learned a lot from him but stopped going because it was too pricey for us. It's such a nice and secure feeling for me to find doctors I like and trust.

I pray that these exercises will help with your pain. emoticon

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FROSTY99 4/25/2014 7:25PM

    Pray that the therapy will make things better for you. Also glad that the chiropractor is making things better for you.

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