Fast forward a few years... while I was marathon training I went to a coaching seminar in Arizona and talked to Greg Mcmillan. He encouraged me to visit a chiropractor and massage therapist if I was really serious about being the best runner I could be. I still didn't listen.
It wasn't until my birthday a couple years later, when my back went out, and my twin sister had to spend her birthday taking care of me, that I finally went to visit the chiropractor.
You guys! My chiropractor is amazing! I should have gone to her years before that, after I got that coupon! She is amazing! https://www.facebook.com/karlstadchiro/
This is her link and picture!!!
She has helped me to stay healthy running. When my back hurts, she straightens it out. When I get shin splints, she gives me dry needling to help speed recovery. She will use Graston Technique to get rid of scar tissue, and show me stretches that will improve my mobility! And best of all she is down to earth, encouraging, and can always fit me in quickly! I honestly don't know how I managed before going to her office.
My children and husband also see her for their ailments. The kiddos call her "The Pirate Cracker." She really is a hidden treasure after all!!