Pooped Pug

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Hi, I'm Tina!

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Quick reminder: The VinoVoyage + Red Sox raffle ends tomorrow. If you’re planning to buy tickets, now is the time!

So, look who is passed out in bed right now…

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My pug is pooped! Murphy and I walked 3 miles in about an hour, and now the poor guy is so tired. (He was snoring up a storm the last time I check on him.)

Here are some fun pics from our walk:

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I have no idea what’s happening in this photo! Why does his face look like that!?!

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I never had a chance to write about OMBE yesterday, so let me catch you guys up!

Before I discuss my initial consultation, here’s a little info about OBME:


At OMBE, we are committed to integrative medicine and the environment. We synergize Western and Eastern medicine to develop comprehensive treatment plans. Our practitioners combine their expertise and compassion to help each client discover their unique mind-body balance.

OMBE offers a number of integrative health services and educational classes:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic
  • Massage
  • Naturopathy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Personal Training
  • Pilates
  • Yoga

OMBE offers a Yoga 4 Runners class that I have heard (via Twitter) is really good.

OMBE is all about being green, which is evident as soon as you walk into their space. OMBE uses organic massage oils, PVC-free yoga mats, organic cotton linens, and non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning products, and they seem to recycle just about everything. In addition, 100% of the proceeds at any OMBE event goes directly to local environmental charities. These guys are the real deal.

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Ok, onto to my session!

Yesterday, I met with Eric, the on-staff chiropractor, for an initial consultation. First, we chatted in detail about my health history– how long I’ve been injured, how it happened, how far I was running, my current exercise schedule, past injuries, etc. I felt like Eric asked all of the right questions to help him understand my injury.

Next, Eric gave me a structural and functional examination. I laid face down on the table while he looked at my body’s alignment and felt around for any abnormalities in my bone structure and musculature. Eric checked to see if my legs were the same length (they are) and applied pressure to different parts of my back, upper glutes, and left hip. After his examination, he provided me an initial diagnosis and potential treatment plan.

Here’s a quick summary of my initial consultation:

Good news:

  • My injury is most likely NOT bursitis!!! Eric thinks my hip pain is likely muscular.
  • My injury is not "serious." Meaning it’s not a joint or bone-on-bone issue.
  • At-home heating (via heating pad) and stretching will help a great deal.

Bad news:

  • I need to stop running– at least for a little while.
  • My hips are misaligned. My left hip is rotated forward, so when I run those muscles are working much harder (than the right side), which is why they are inflamed and hurt so much.
  • It could take awhile for my hip to heal. My recovery depends on how my body responses to these treatments.

My first appointment at OMBE left me feeling really hopeful about the possibility of running a marathon someday. I’m glad that we finally got to the bottom of my hip issue, and now I have a better idea of what’s going on with my body. I really like that OMBE treats the cause of the problem/injury instead of just focusing on making the pain go away.

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