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work for nearly two decades. Every time I help a patient recover from their injury, I am reminded of the reasons I went into this career in the first place. When I was in high school, I suffered a severe neck injury playing football, leaving my dominant arm completely paralyzed. Beyond throwing and catching the pigskin, I was also an artist. Without the ability to use my arm, I would lose both passions at once. I was completely devastated. Fortunately, after working with a chiropractor for a year and a half, I restored full function. The relationship my chiropractor and I forged in those formative years inspired me to pursue a career in the field. I joined Louisville Sports & Injury Center eight years ago, and there hasn’t been a day in which I don’t love what I do. I particularly enjoy being patients’ first point of contact after they leave the ER following their accident. That way, I can serve as an advocate in their recovery process. So many of the injuries I see might initially seem trivial; sprains, strains, and whiplash, for example, sound straightforward. But treated incorrectly, these injuries can have a snowball effect, leaving the patient with a laundry list of complex problems. That’s why I like to
Why I Love What I Do How Our Team Helps Patients Get Their Lives Back
When people think of patient care, they tend to assume that all clinics follow the same approach. But the truth is that there are a lot of different ways that chiropractors help people on their road to recovery. One particular theory I’ve chosen to mimic throughout my 18 years in this field is widely known as Orem’s Model of Nursing. In 1959, Dorothea Orem began developing a patient-care model based on her experience. What were patients constantly telling her? To put it simply, they didn’t want help with every little task; they wanted to take care of themselves. Orem found that when she gave them space to perform their own self-care activities to the best of their ability, patients recovered more quickly. Here at Louisville Sports & Injury Center, my team and I help our patients set realistic but ambitious goals at the beginning of their recovery process. That way, they are not only able to walk out of our office pain-free, but they leave with knowledge of how to take care of themselves in the future. In this way, we
function as the support system in their personal journey to recovery. That is the most amazing part of my job: helping patients return to the life they had before they came into our clinic. You see, unlike other fields predicated on customer service, people don’t make appointments to see us because their lives are going exceedingly well. Instead, patients walk through our
“That is the most amazing part of my job: helping patients return to the life they had before they came into our clinic.”
doors during some of the most stressful times in their lives. Whether they’ve just been in a major car accident or became injured out on the football field, our goal is to help patients’ lives return to normalcy. We want to help them get back to work, back to playing with their kids, back to practicing with their soccer team, and back to living their lives without constant pain. The consistent joyfulness I feel when I am able to build these professional relationships has fueled my passion for my
advocate for my patients. After that, I like to use a holistic approach — which usually involves our talented team of massage therapists — and work to treat every single patient according to their individual needs. Over time, I’ve noticed that our combination of patient advocacy, our self- care mission, and our hardworking team is what continues to make our clinic truly successful.
–Dr. Trace Kelley
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While massages are often associated with romantic getaways, serene spas, and pure relaxation, therapeutic massages can also help patients heal from serious injuries. Massage therapy is one of the most commonly practiced forms of holistic medicine. Massage therapists, with their vast knowledge of the human body, use specifically designed movements and pressure to relieve pain, help heal injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid general health and wellness. While the approaches used by our therapists here at Louisville Sports and Injury Center are rapidly growing in popularity, not many people are aware that massage therapy practices existed over 4,700 years ago. Massage therapy dates back to 2700 B.C. in ancient China. During this time, a book titled “The Yellow Emperor’s Classic Book of Internal Medicine” circulated among acupuncture and acupressure practitioners. Acupuncture involves the use of needles placed at meridian points to promote better health and wellness. Similar to acupuncture, acupressure involves the use of hands, fingers, and sometimes massage tools on precise locations on your body. The only difference is that acupressure does not involve needles. Approximately 200 years later, ancient Egyptians developed reflexology techniques based on the notion that certain areas of the foot are connected with organs throughout the rest of the body. This technique, along with other massage therapy tenets, morphed as time went on. From traditional Chinese medicine practiced by Japanese Buddhist monks around 1000 B.C to treatments affirmed by Hippocrates, the founder of modern medicine, massage therapy has served a vital role in all medical spheres, regardless of culture or location. Modern massage therapy has many health benefits, including improved sleep quality, enhanced relaxation, pain relief, decreased stress and inflammation, decreased blood pressure, injury treatment, and improved mental health. If you want more information about massage therapy or think that this treatment might be right for you, don’t hesitate to give our office a call at 502-451-5959. One of the Oldest Medical Practices The History of Massage Therapy
Thanksgiving is one of the most popular holidays celebrated throughout the United States. One of the first documented Thanksgiving celebrations took place in 1621 when Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared a feast together. But the banquet, which celebrated the colonists’ first successful harvest, wasn’t just one large meal, nor did it last for only one day; in fact, the feast lasted for three days. In later years, Thanksgiving also lasted for longer than a single meal. During the time of the American Revolution, the Continental Congress chose several days throughout the year to celebrate giving thanks. Then, in 1789, George Washington made the U.S. national government’s first Thanksgiving proclamation. He used this to speak to his fellow American citizens about the Revolution’s satisfactory conclusion and encouraged them to show their thanks for the freedoms they gained. Thanksgiving became a national holiday more than 200 years after its first celebration. It gained this status largely due to the persistence of a woman named Sarah Josepha Hale. Hale was a successful magazine editor, prolific writer of novels and poems, and author of the famous nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” which was first published in her 1830 collection entitled “Poems for Our Children.” In 1827, Hale began a campaign to make Thanksgiving a national holiday. For the next 36 years, she wrote numerous editorials and countless letters to state and federal officials expressing her desire that it gain official status. In 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln finally declared it a national holiday, hoping that it would help heal the wounds of the country. Lincoln decided that the holiday would take place on the last Thursday of November. It was celebrated on that day until 1939, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving a week earlier in the hopes of increasing retail sales during the Great Depression. However, this plan was very unpopular, and in 1941, the president reluctantly signed a bill making Thanksgiving the fourth Thursday in November. Without the efforts of Sarah Hale, we might not have the pleasure of the Thanksgiving feast we know and love to this day. This year, give thanks for family, good food, and the resolve of one woman who recognized the importance of Thanksgiving as a national holiday. SARAH HALE How Thanksgiving Became a National Holiday
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A QUICK WORKOUT
Prepare Yourself for the Thanksgiving Feast
When you’re in the kitchen cooking your signature dishes for Thanksgiving dinner, you might find yourself with short periods of nothing to do. While you wait, why not fit in a quick workout? Exercising for 30 minutes will help ease any anxieties you may have — perhaps about getting those side dishes just right, or about your in-laws, who will soon be seated at your table. To start off, you’ll need to warm up. Keeping the oven in sight and the timer well within earshot, take a few minutes to loosen up your muscles. Jog in place, do some jumping jacks for a minute, or jump in place for 45 seconds. Warmups often consist of these basic exercises, but one set of each won’t be enough. To make sure your body is completely warmed up, repeat each set at least three times. After you’ve warmed up, it's time to start the workout. Squat jumps, ski jumps, pushups, plank crawls, and holding a squat stance are easy exercises you can do in your kitchen, dining room, or living room while your feast cooks. Do each exercise as many times as you can in a minute, and just like you did in the warmup, repeat each set three times.
While in your squat stance, there are several things you can do. For 30-second intervals, put your arms out in a “T” formation and move them up and down in small pulses. Then move your arms out in front of you and return to the “T” shape. Raise your arms up over your head and clap, and then return once more to the “T” formation. Rotate your arms in backward circles, switch to forward arm circles, and finish up by holding your squat for an additional 30 seconds. This 30-minute exercise routine is great for before, during, and after your Thanksgiving meal prep. You don’t have to wait around all day for things to finish up — occupy your downtime with short exercises to keep your heart pumping.
TAKE A BREAK
Spicy, Creamy Sweet Potatoes Ingredients • 5 pounds sweet potatoes • 1 cup canned coconut milk • 1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste
• 1/2 cup dark brown sugar • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
1. Heat oven to 375 F. On a large sheet pan, bake potatoes until very soft, approximately 75 minutes. 2. Let potatoes cool until they are safe to handle, then peel and mash. 3. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine coconut milk and curry paste. Once mixed, add the mixture, salt, half the sugar, and half the butter to potatoes. 4. 30 minutes before serving, heat oven to 425 F. Spread potatoes in a baking dish, cover with foil, and bake for 20 minutes. 5. Uncover potatoes and dot with remaining butter and sugar. Broil until brown, crusty, and delicious. Serve hot.
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8th Annual Veterans Day Parade When: Nov. 11, 11 a.m. Where: Main Street from 3rd to 6th Street, Louisville, KY Admission: Free The eighth annual Veterans Day Celebration welcomes all veterans, either in groups or as individuals, to participate in the parade. To commemorate the hard work and sacrifice of the heroic men and women who fought for our country, this event will feature bands, military re-enactors, and restored and modern military vehicles and equipment. Massing of the Colors and Blessing of the Flags will take place immediately after the parade at the Review Stand on the front steps of the Kentucky Center. Bring the whole family to join in this important and commemorative celebration. Vine to Wine When: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6–9 p.m. Where: Passalino’s, 207 West Market Street, Louisville, KY Admission: $30 general admission (tickets will also be available at the door if they don’t sell out online) Don’t get so caught up in your Thanksgiving planning that you forget about Passalino’s second annual Vine to Wine celebration. This event will be sponsoring the nonprofit Family and Children’s Place and will provide you the opportunity to sample a wide Louisville Locals! What’s Going On This Month?
variety of local, regional, and national wines poured by the vineyard owners themselves! What’s more, Passalino’s is featuring a live performance by Corey and Stacey Music to make your amazing wine experience even better. Your ticket to this event includes admission to the event, a giveaway bag with a souvenir glass, all beverage samples, appetizers, and a donation to Family and Children's Place. Attendees must be 21 or older to enter and show valid ID (sorry, no children allowed). Adult Mental Health First Aid Training When: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 9 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Where: Centerstone Kentucky, 10101 Linn Station Rd, Louisville, KY Admission: Free According to The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans returning from war are more likely to commit suicide that any other demographic in the country. To help the brave men and women fighting for our country, Mental Health First Aid USA designed a live training program — like regular First Aid or CPR — to give people the skills to help someone who is experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. The course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to recognize and respond to the warning signs of specific illnesses. If you or someone you know is interested in this training, go to Centerstoneky.org.
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