Who’s on your Team? I really couldn’t do all I do without the amazing people and doctors who are on Team Abby. I’ve never been one to shy away from taking care of my body both inside and out. These experts fix me, offer me advice, and help me from having to see them too often.
Many runners are of this mentality:
I am not.
I mean, muscle soreness and the kind of agony I find myself enduring because I’m pushing hard is not PAIN. It’s effort. There’s a difference. Pain is what brought me to my PT early on in my muscular strain. Result? I was only off my legs for 4 weeks and finished my marathon that Fall pain-free. Abnormal stuff brought me to a gastroenterologist who diagnosed me with Ulcerative Colitis before things got really bad. Result: I’m managing my disease instead of it controlling me.
The list goes on and on. Many of you have asked me for recommendations in the NYC area and those who’ve seen my docs are always pleased with the results. Here is an actual list of my Team, some of whom I’m linking to their businesses because I have their permission. You know I’m all about the good gossip.
- Head Cheerleader: JB (not for hire)
- Dr. Boz & PAK, IBD specialist/gastroenterologist (please message me if you have IBD and want his info)
- Dr. Donald Rose, orthopaedist
- Dr. Shure, chiropractor
- Dr. Karyn Keating, physical therapist
- Dr. Ken Van, physical therapist
- Michael Conlon, physical therapist
- Dr. Rick Delmonte, podiatrist
- Ryan Smith, acupuncture
- Dr. Jessica Tran, optometrist
- Dr. Scott Provence, dentist
These are the people who keep me healthy. They are my Team. You need a Team. You need a GP or an internist to give you a baseline for your body’s current condition and specialists you can see when things go awry. And they will. Trust me, they will. Find people you trust. See them at the first sign of things going wrong. Pain that doesn’t go away or sudden pain. Changes in your body that you know are abnormal for you.
Keep on top of your health. Start taking care of your body now. It’s the only one you get.
Now go out and run!