Fit Louisville

2018

Greater Louisville Health Guide is a directory and resource guide to health providers and services in Louisville, Kentucky. Includes listings of area doctors and dentists, hospitals, nursing homes and emergency care.

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8 F I T 2 0 1 8 - 2 0 1 9 CHIROPRACTOR Dr. Martie Blue Wellness Unlimited What are some common ailments you see? "Mostly extremities like knees, shoulders, ankles. Things that people don't expect. I see mostly sports injuries, because my degree is sports medicine. I also see a lot of pregnant women who are athletic; they're pregnant, and (injure themselves) running." Anything you see that's particular for this region? "A lot of allergies and sinus issues. Tons of them." What are some easy habits that people should be practicing to maintain their muslces? "Basically, a lot of people sit at the computer all day. Just get up as much as you can. And make sure you look up, off the phone; don't look down at the phone all the time. Those are the big things right now, looking-down stuff." Are there any habits that would change for different age groups? "No, because degeneration and joint problems are not age-related. We think they are, but they're overuse- related. Most of what I see is not because someone's old or young; it's because they do too much of something repetitively that's causing the issue. So we have to reverse that, no matter how old they are. I see (patients) from birth to age 90 — the young ones just as much as the older ones because of all these repetitive issues." Are there things people shouldn't do that might surprise them? "I tell my athletes all the time: If it hurts, stop. Nothing is really supposed to hurt. If you're doing something and it's hurting you, rub a little dirt on it and you'll be fine — that's not really what you're supposed to do. If your body is telling you something hurts, stop. Don't push through it. That's kind of an old wives' tale." At what point should someone seek treatment? "It's like dentistry. We go to the dentist when we get our first tooth. We've had a spine just as long as our teeth, so people shouldn't wait until they're hurt. People should go, get maintenance, check it out, keep their spine and their joints healthy so they don't have the problems in the first place. We're very preventative, very maintenance-oriented. We don't want to work on someone when they're hurting. It's harder. We want to take care of people before they get hurt, before they get into trouble."

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