Recently I completed my first CrossFit Open…Scaled of course at 39 years old, mother of three young kids, married and small business owner/entrepreneur. It was pretty awesome. I ranked 43,615 (0f 56,166) worldwide and 2,551 (0f 3,233) regionally. That’s not super, but I do get bragging rights now. Best part is, I am proud that I completed the five workouts without injury. See I only crossfit officially twice a week, other days I live my life. Don’t believe me search me on the leaderboard.
I have been brewing on this blog for quite some time. Most of those who are already “in the know” about Paleo will find this a bit boring…nothing new to them. Those who dig their heels in about Paleo may never read this. Maybe it will strike a chord with someone but they aren’t going to hit “Like” or “Share.” It’s hard to predict.
I wrote one of my most favorite blogs as a guest blog for Robb Wolf (one of the Paleo leaders and someone who continues to inspire and support me with his graciousness), but that blog fell flat to his audience. Maybe it wasn’t technical enough. Maybe it was too simple. It felt good to write that blog. It was one of my personal favorites. I appreciated Robb Wolf sharing it on his website.
Then again, another blog I wrote as a guest on Dr. Kristin Prentiss Ott, MD site about tips to recovery after injury or surgery was not as inspiring to write for me, but apparently much more well received on her site. Funny. I don’t totally understand it all, the world of blogging and Internet and likes and sharing…but apparently I can’t stop.
I can’t stop because health is AWESOME. It is always a work in progress, but I never knew I felt bad until I felt good. Although there are many components that help to support health, it wasn’t until I changed how I ate that it finally all came together.
Many of you already know about my lazy tendencies (I had listed 20 of them before here). Turns out, I am lazy about Halloween too. The cool thing is that my inadvertent laziness turned into something pretty awesome.
I was honored to be accepted to write a guest blog for Robb Wolf. It was fun for me to re-live my athletic days, but also draw from my experiences in order to help past, current and future athletes. Read on for more details here: Robb Wolf
Here is the interview from the Katie Coombs show Uncommon Sense. I am primarily in Segment 7 and 8. I wonder how many "ums" I actually said?
Hopefully this sparks questions for you. Please share and ask. I would love to hear your thoughts.
Special thank you to Katie Coombs for the opportunity.
I am passionate about inspiring action for patients and health care providers on steps that have a big impact on recovery from injury, surgery or painful condition by reducing pain, optimizing healing and improving function naturally.
I received my Bachelor of Science with Honors in Biological Systems Engineering from the University of California, Davis. My Physical Therapy training began at the Graduate Program in Physical Therapy at the University of California San Francisco/ San Francisco State University where I received a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. I then completed my Doctorate in Physical Therapy thru Mass General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals. I am also certified in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy from The McKenzie Institute, USA. I have been practicing physical therapy in a variety of settings since 2001, specifically in outpatient orthopedics since 2007. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hawthorn University with my Masters of Science in Holistic Nutrition May 2017.
In 2012, I started to attempt to take care of myself as I became dissatisfied with my health. Chronic sinus infections, chronic fatigue, chronic depression, chronic anxiety, and overweight. I started with exercise and then fell into the world of Paleo. I reversed my chronic conditions and lost weight. What I gained was more than what I lost. I started to see not only my own health improvements, but that of my husband and children. I then saw results with patients in resolving painful conditions and even visual disturbances by coaching them on eating nutrient rich foods and avoiding inflammatory foods. More about my story in the book, Soar Into Health. What I do now is share information to inspire action for patients and practioners to improve recovery for any physical therapy condition using natural solutions.
Pathology and Interventions in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation,Chapter 22, Repetitive Stress Pathology: Soft Tissue. Section on nutritional implications and healing. Elsvier Publishing Due 2015.
Nutritional Considerations for Treating Patients with Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders, Grant Glass PT, Carolyn Dolan DPT, PT Interventions Vol 48, No. 1, CPTA, 2015.
Soar Into Health, Carolyn Dolan, January 2016
Physical Therapy Licensure
I am licensed in Nevada.
McKenzie Institute, USA member since 2009
American Physical Therapy Association (Orthopedic section, Nevada Chapter) member since 1999
Avid reader and learner, cooking nutritious meals with my family, outdoor activities with my family including our two dogs, watching good movies, and occasional CrossfitTM
Dr Carolyn Dolan DPT, Cert MDT, MSHN
Where physical therapy, nutrition and lifestyle meet, because how you live your life determines whether or not you soar. Inspiring action with information so you can reduce pain, optimize healing and improve function naturally during recovery from injury, surgery or painful condition. This is a website for the open-minded; obstinate need not apply.