“I’m allergic to scaling if it dilutes quality.” Joshua Waitzkin
Have you ever found something that absolutely fascinates you? Something you couldn’t learn enough about. Something that once you thought you knew a good bit about it, you realized you still had so much to learn. I have, and for me it’s my profession.
Neuroscience, strength and conditioning, the musculoskeletal system and movement are all things that I have studied. They are all areas I feel I have some amount of knowledge base but also areas that I have so much more to learn. It’s my muse in life and it’s a never ending quest to be the best.
I keep a very early patient schedule with my first visit at 6am. I have no problem rolling out of bed and feeling excited to work with someone that early. My mind races on the drive to my office in preparation for patients I have that day. Am I going to help someone get out of chronic pain that has been on pain medication for years? Am I going to help an athlete make it to the Olympic? Am I going to help a mother resolve back pain after childbirth? All of these scenarios are gratifying in their own unique ways and frankly I live for this stuff. It’s hard to describe the feeling I get when I’ve helped someone achieve their goal, avoid surgery or just learn how to live a healthier life.
I want people to know I love what I do. I hope they realize it when they work with me. I want it to be infectious and inspire them to find something in life that drives them to excel day. I was inspired to write this after a conversation with a local coach. The way he described his passion for coaching is the same way I feel about Physical Therapy. It’s more than a profession, it’s an obsession. An obsession to be the best at our given career paths. I want to work with people like him because it’s rare to find that.
Find something in life that challenges, excites and drives you. Learn something new about it everyday. Work with other people that have found their true calling in life. These people tend to be at the top of their profession because they are so passionate about what they do for a living. You’ll know these people when you find them, it will be glaringly obvious.
Dr. Danny and Dr. Jackie's views on performance improvement, injury prevention and sometimes other random thoughts.