Are You Moving FORWARD?
This past weekend was amazing! It was a continuing education weekend! The crazy part was that Dr. Carol and I went in separate directions. We typically try to go to seminars together so that we can "drink from the same fountain." Attending the same courses allows us to review the material together, and then decide how we want to apply it at FC&R to help our patients. This weekend was the exception though. It was a tough decision for us... There were two great opportunities to learn. They happened to overlap during the same weekend!
So obviously we decided to divide and conquer. Dr. Carol went to Alexandria, VA to get her Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification. She had the chance to work with other chiropractors, physical therapists, and strength coaches to perfect their technique and learn some new coaching cues. So you can expect to see her teaching some of our Freedom Kettlebell Club classes in the near future!
My destination was Kansas City, for the first-ever ForwardKC event. This was a seminar like no other that I have ever attended. The speakers included several very well known chiropractors (not that you would know who most of them are, but trust me they are luminaries in our profession!) Topics that we discussed included manipulation techniques, rehab approaches, and (the much less interesting) topic of documentation... The keynote speaker was Greg Rose, the chiropractor who helped to create the Titleist Performance Institute. To be honest, I learned a ton, but sometimes the most valuable thing that comes out of these seminars is quality time with your colleagues. While I learned a ton in the classes, I think that I probably learned more from the friends that I (despite knowing them for years on social media) met for the first time (in person) this weekend. We picked each other's brains over delicious barbecue or while sitting around a fire into the wee hours of the night. Despite only being in KC for 2 days, I ate 4 meals in the same restaurant and they don't even serve breakfast, but that is another story for another day. Needless to say, I brought home some new knowledge, some in a classroom and some in casual conversation with friends. You never know who you will be learning from!
When you get the chance, ALWAYS chose the path to learn more.
You can never know everything, but you should never stop trying to!
Movement is my Medicine,
Dr. William "Chip" Bleam