Abide patients are able to move faster with a decrease in pain. Abide patients are not limited by physical challenges and immediately experience results!
o Increase Antioxidants within the body
o They contain cancer-fighting properties that can help fight against disease
o Because they taste good
o Increased Gut bacteria 💩💩💩
o They increase pinky finger strength
Naturally, I am a fighter.
There have been sooo many times in my life where I have tried to be in control.
I try to control my surroundings because what I'm REALLY afraid of is Not being in control.
So, I allow fear and anxiety to govern my thoughts and actions.
Jesus has constantly been reminding me that He is the one who goes before me, my day, my week, and months. He is my provider and I do not need to be in control of my own life, when He wants to and is More than capable of being my Provider and constant friend.
The Lord will fight for you. You need only to be still
Humbled by being able to hang out with my patients every day!
💡It tastes good.
🐟It’s easy to cook.
👀Because I can.
👵I’m old enough to.
🍤It tastes really good.
Come check us out for yourself!
• Drank at least 8 oz of water
• Completed 15 min of movement ⛹️♀🤸♂️⛹️
• Gone outside to get some sun 🌵☀️🚴♂️
If not, here’s your reminder.
What lies have you believed about yourself or situations you have been facing throughout the past week?
Whatever that might look like for you, you are not alone.
You have purpose and meaning in life.
You are sooo loved.
Dr. Michelle. What do you eat? 🥡🍠🍑🥦🍳🍗
My answer is always the same.
“ I EAT WELL.”
Over the past 20 years, I have chosen to invest in the one body I have. And I invest in it well. I truly do believe the notion of “everything in moderation”
As a female, I have done it all.😩😤
I’ve done the strict caloric intake and fasting to fit into a pair of skinny’s.
I’ve done Paleo.
I’ve done AIP.
I’ve done Keto-ish.
Yada Yada Yada.
What I have found works well for ME is to be balanced. I eat Carbs, Protein and Fats.
And I’ll just throw this out there: CARBS are Not Bad. 🚫
Sometimes we need to look at the Type of carbs we ingest and how much in relation to our protein, fat sources and physical activity. 🏃🏼♂️
So, I eat well.
If you know me, you know I’m ALWAYS eating.
But, I eat things that give me energy instead of eating things that give me opportunities to feel sluggish.
If you have questions about nutrition, and what the CRAP 💩 am I supposed to be eating, DM me.
I would love to chat with you and connect you with who is also very knowledgeable in this area
So glad you asked.
For me, it’s simple.
I GET to spend 1:1 quality time getting to know my patients and helping them move and feel better!
One of the core pillars of Abide Physical Therapy is:
This is my alma mater, Bethel University.
Bethel is much more than the school I attended for college.
Bethel is Home.
Secondary to , attending Bethel has greatly altered the trajectory of my life.
Most people define home as the space where they were raised as a child.
My definition of home is wherever the heck your heart and mind is at peace. To me, home is also where you’ve “found yourself” and where your family is located.
My identity used to be wrapped up in what others said about me or what I wanted people to think about me or how I wanted to be successful in life. While at Bethel, I began to learn more about how I was created and formed by Jesus and that my life had meaning, and that my identity IS wrapped in who Jesus says I am.
He says I am: Beautiful, filled with Power, love and a sound mind. He says He FRICKEN Adores me and is proud of me. Those are just a few.
At Bethel, I learned what it meant to “do life” with others and live in community. I learned that we were created to live in relationship with others and we are not created to be alone. At Bethel, I was given the most Amazing friends.
Words can’t even express how much my Bethel family has transformed my life. They are some of the most annoying (at times), God fearing, HILARIOUS, Joyful and Authentic people I have ever met.
They are my FAMILY.
Since Bethel, we have remained a family. We have had the opportunity to experience deep sorrow with one another, incredible Joy, and more laughs than we can count. I am honored to call my Bethel family mine for the rest of my life. I am honored to say I went to Bethel.
Bethel is not a perfect institution, but amidst all the imperfections, Bethel is my home because I learned how to receive and give Grace, immerse myself in community, understand what a friendship and relationship with Jesus looks like, and love others around me as best as I can.
I might live in the dessert, but I was raised around water and ice. Hockey is such a great sport for children and adults to participate in because it enhances power, balance, speed and so much more.
Growing up on ice has drastically transformed how I treat my current athletes and How I will continue to remain an exceptional medical provider who understands the value of incorporating all aspects of physical medicine and rehabilitation to enhance an individual’s health and functionality.
What about gait analysis for your hip and back pain?
Having an expert Analyze your gait is highly beneficial.
They ways by which we walk can reveal differing tendencies about how we load our spine, hips, knees, and even ankles.
It can reveal dysfunctional movement patterns and reveal ways in which we can predispose ourselves to even have pain.
If you or someone you know has been challenged with back, hip, knee, and/or ankle pain, it’s time to reach out to Dr. Michelle and be assessed by an expert!
Abide Physical Therapy is proud to serve alongside Coach Craig and the weightlifting athletes of Fifty one Fifty Sports Performance.
Coach Craig: you are highly skilled at movement performance, understanding the needs of your athletes and how to give them the tools to enhance their performance! It’s an honor to know you!
Such a simple, yet highly functional movement pattern.
These can be used to warm up and prime one’s nervous system before a heavy lift (i.e. deadlift), enhance endurance in our back muscles, enhance core awareness and so much more!
If you’ve ever been challenged with hip, neck or back pain, reach out to Dr. Michelle to schedule your functional assessment and receive education on how to enhance your proprioception!
Shout out to Abide’s Athlete of the week, Christina! She has been working hard to decrease shoulder and hip pain! Christina, You are a Beautiful soul and amazing friend. I value you!