March 2018 Office Update

True Health & Wellness: March 2018 Update

Tustin Hangar Half Marathon & 5K: Be sure to join team True Health & Wellness! The race will be held on Sunday March 11th. Don’t run? Sign-up to volunteer. A great way to support your local community during a fun event! http://tustinhangarhalf.com

March New Patient Deal: We are continuing to give all new patients a special deal in March. We want our community, friends, and their families on the path towards better health & wellness as they enjoy St. Patrick’s Day with the ones they love.

We are lowering our prices to help get your health on track, $99 for new patients’ first visit, which includes a chiropractic or acupuncture consultation, examination, and first treatment.  ($61 savings!)*.

New Patient Visits may include*

  • Full history
  • Full physical exam
  • Acupuncture or Chiropractic treatment (these may include acupuncture, spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, cupping, gui-sha, kinesio-taping, nutritional counseling)

 

True Health And Wellness (THAW) Challenge: THAW Challenge has changed formats to involve our preparation for the LA Marathon! The LA Marathon is on March 18th! It’s almost time to run!

 

2018 Office Hour Changes:

Mon, Wed, Fri: 9am – 5pm

Tues, Thurs: 2pm – 6pm

Sat: 9am – 12pm

 

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True Health & Wellness

12721 Newport Ave Suite 2

Tustin, CA 92780

 

 

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Email: truehealthtustin@gmail.com

Dr. Nathan Direct: drnathanyeargindc@gmail.com

Dr. David Direct: drdavidvalledc@gmail.com

Phone/text: (657) 333-6061

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*Some restrictions and/or exclusions may apply. One new patient visit per person, laboratory and radiological tests are not included and may be needed at an extra cost before treatment can proceed.

 

 

THAW Challenge: Marathon

THAW Challenge: Marathon

Oh Boy! I have experienced some difficult times training for the LA Marathon that is coming up very soon. No body told me running a marathon was so hard! I’m going to break down the process of starting to prepare for the Marathon and some of the hardships I went through. Hopefully it’ll help you a little bit! We are half way there!

Start: I started getting into the Marathon training Nov 5th with the Tustin Unified School District Dino Dash 10k (6.2 miles). This is the third year in a row I ran this race. I love this race and all the people involved. It was a slow pace for me (I was slightly under the weather) & we encountered some light precipitation on the course.

I then wrote up the weekly training mileage I’d need to hit for the marathon. March 18th is the goal at 26.2. I traced every week from then & started laying out the mileage I’d need to hit every week with a long run every Sunday morning. I started with four runs a week.

Update: I soon found out that I needed to run everyday to stay on track. I’d run 1-3 miles before/after my big run days. If I took a day off it would always turn into 2 days off, and I’d have to run every day of the week anyways. I soon was ahead of the schedule with my long runs on the weekends. I ran a 13.3 mile on 12/24 in about 2 hour and 15 minutes. The long run mileage I had to hit was updated because I was ahead of schedule for my long runs. Then the holidays & injuries got in the way!

Mistakes & Injuries:

I ran a rough 12 miles the week before my half marathon distance & felt terrible. I was dealing with two blisters on one foot, and the cold/wind had frozen me. I was so dehydrated that I could not even spit!

Resolution: Luckily we have some amazing patients who heard my sad story & gave me help! We got proper running socks which is an absolute must if you are going to start running long distances. These socks keep your feet dry & help stop chafe that may cause blisters.

Proper gear- I was given some awesome gloves & some added nutrition for the longer runs & recovery. I purchased a running beanie & headband. This new gear made the cold morning runs a lot better.

There was a slight dip in mileage due to the holidays. I was getting shin splints because my shoes were old and completely worn down, so I had to get some new ones. Once I got back into the running after the New Year I unfortunately had a hamstring sprain/strain.

Rehab:

This injury was not major, but it really upset me. I started out with the normal rest, heat/ice contrast therapy, stretching, cupping, as well as chiropractic adjustment. I was feeling good after about 3 days, but still could not run on it.

Nutrition: Because of the injury I really focused on getting my diet on track (following a Mediterranean diet, increasing my anti-inflammatory supplements [turmeric and fish oils]). Saturday dinners will now be chicken & rice until after the marathon.

Latest: It is 9 days post injury & I was able to jog without too much discomfort. I will have to keep up with the rehab & ease back into my running routine.

I will have to update my mileage chart to make the marathon distance without too much trouble, but I should be ok (a little more rushed than hoped!).

More updates & insights to come! Run Hard, Run healthy!

THAW Challenge: Marathon!

THAW Challenge: Marathon!

The Biggest THAW Challenge yet! We are shooting to finish the LA Marathon at the end of March 2018, so we are going to bring you the struggles as we head for our first marathon finish!

We hope these challenges will give us first hand insights about how to bring a better, healthier lifestyle to our patients and ourselves. We want to be walking the walk & talking the talk of a true health and wellness lifestyle.

 

Here is a breakdown of this month’s challenge:

What: LA Marathon

Who: True Health & Wellness

Where: Southern CA

When: August 2017 through March 2018

 

We will be documenting the struggles, successes, and insights we experience while striving to live the true health and wellness lifestyle. We will be posting all the latest updates on our blog, YouTube channel, Instagram, and Facebook.

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