Louisville Sports & Injury Center - December 2018

Louisville Sports & Injury Center

4227 Poplar Level Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40213 www.usinjurydr.com

502-451-5959

DECEMBER 2018

nature. For example, a great number of my patients are mothers, and they desperately want to ensure that they are healthy enough to care for their children. While their urges are completely understandable, by doing so, they embody the old adage, “Rob Peter to pay Paul.” They are merely discharging one debt to pay another. It is my role to get them to slow down long enough to take care of themselves. Skipping sessions or cutting corners in your treatment process not only extends the length of your recovery time, but it can also create many more severe problems down the road. My team here at Louisville Sports & Injury Center knows perhaps better than most that there isn’t a particularly good time to suffer an injury or put the responsibilities of life on hold to recover. But that is why we all try our absolute hardest to not only reduce your pain but to restore you back to normal as soon as possible. So this Christmas, here is the wish at the top of my list: While you and your family carefully select the perfect tree to go in your living room, string up those twinkle lights along your roof, and hide the mischievous Elf on a Shelf for your kids to find, take time to be grateful for the health you have, make plans to preserve your longevity, and contemplate ways to make

A Time of Reflection and Gratitude Let’s Be Thankful for Our Health This Month

As the end of the year rolls around and the holiday season is upon us, I find myself using this time as a point of reflection and gratitude — particularly in relation to my health. Every family or person has their own subjective meanings they associate with Thanksgiving and Christmas, but for me, the holidays serve as an important reminder that our health is our most important asset. It is easy to allow the chaos that surrounds the winter months to distract people from this fact. Between picking out Christmas presents for the kids, organizing a family trip to visit Santa Claus, cleaning the house before the in-laws head over, and preparing that

delicious holiday ham, your body is often the furthest thought from your mind.

“There is something wrong with the continuous deferment of making your health a priority in your own life.”

There is something wrong with the continuous deferment of making your health a priority in your own life. One of the most important conversations I share with patients centers around the significance of focusing on their own recovery and treatment before they try to help others. I know this process is difficult for many people due to their genuinely selfless

yourself even healthier this upcoming year. If you have any questions about how to do so, don’t hesitate to give us a call! All of our team members here at Louisville Sports & Injury Center wish you a merry Christmas and happy holidays!

–Dr. Trace Kelly

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