Happy Feet!

Yesterday's event was a tremendous success! Rebecca from Foot Levelers was booked all day long, and we were able to start bringing relief to a lot of people with foot, knee, and back problems.

Sportsmens of Litchfield also came through in a big way, providing not only discounts at the store for people who came to get their feet scanned, but also some very nice swag for everyone. Water bottles, bags and t-shirts -- many thanks to Jay and Michael at Sportsmens, for being such good sports!

Teresa did her usual fine job of managing things from the front desk, unsnarling bottlenecks and being everywhere for everyone simultaneously.

As for me, one of the things that I really enjoyed about the day was that it brought in some patients whom I haven't seen in a while. It was a real treat to catch up with people, and reminded me once again what it is that I really like about what I do.

Sure, I enjoy the detective work of being a good diagnostician, unraveling the myriad causes of a patient's health problems. And practicing the physical skills required of my profession, manipulating joints, inserting acupuncture needles, or doing hands-on soft tissue work, is a pleasure as well.

But above it all are the relationships I have with my patients: The give and take, hearing my patients' amazing stories, and telling a few of my own.

That, more than anything else, is what I look forward to when I unlock the door to the office every morning.

Free Digital Foot Scan, March 12

I'm very happy to be able to do this. For 15 years, I've been putting my patients into custom orthotics for a variety of reasons, most typically chronic low back or knee pain. I have also used them quite frequently on my athlete patients, as the research has found that custom orthotics can curtail the risk of training injuries.

And in the case of at least one sport -- golf -- there is research that shows that using custom orthotics actually increases performance! Yep, you read it right. Slip these things in your golf cleats and strip a couple of strokes off your game. Can't beat that with a stick (so to speak).

Having made a short story longer, here's the point: I've arranged for the orthotics lab that I've been using for the past 15 years, Foot Levelers, to bring in one of their technicians. She will be spending the day on Friday, March 12, doing digital scans of people's feet to see if you need orthotics. Did I mention that this is free?If it turns out that you do need orthotics and you order them that day, I'll give you 15% off.If you order two pairs, you get 30% off. Sweet.

Here's a linky that takes you to a pretty web page about it.

You can always check out my website to read much of what you've read here, only with more formal wording.And, as always, if you have questions, email me, or call me at (860)567-5727.

Do this. It's free, and it will make you so happy.