Bbbbrrr Rabbit!!! It's cold. In fact in parts of the country it is the coldest it has been this season, thanks to the polar vortex! Also, its the beginning of a new show and rodeo season. The stock show season is in full swing. With that brings the challenge of preparing for competition in less than ideal conditions.
My journey goes through the middle of an arena. This journey touches every thing on, off, and around the horse. While in college my dad had three shoulder surgeries in 10 months on his ROPING shoulder! I grew up with a roping arena in my front yard, so had he not been able to back into the box again life at our house would have drastically changed. I watched him scrap and work with his physical therapist. He and his PT got him back in the arena. Watching that experience is what drove me to become a Physical Therapist.
It is no secret that healthcare costs are rising. It is definitely no secret that healthcare costs in America are the highest of the developed countries. Per capita, we spend more per person on healthcare than any other country in the world. As of January 1, 2019, it was mandated by the government that hospitals post their prices of routine medical procedures online.
It seems to me that if you want to play the long game then you have to fall in love with COMPOUND INTEREST. Now there is not a whole lot that is fun and sexy about this. It doesn't matter whether you are talking about money, diet, or fitness. (Gasp! I mentioned the big three in one sentence!)
Farley Schweighart is a Physical Therapist who helps riders and their horses heal from injury, improve performance, and return to winning.