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A Glimpse of recovery 

It happens to the best of us: We sprain our ankle playing a recreational game of basketball, tear a ligament going all out at the gym, or have back pain catch up with us as punishment from years of sitting in front of our computers.

What doesn’t always happen is the correct treatment; after a quick self-diagnosis, we take it easy for a few weeks, make some adjustments of our own, and try to get back to our everyday lives as quickly as possible. Seeking professional advice or treatment, however, can save countless hours in your recovery and keep you on top of your game longer.

Dr. Deborah Sampley, D.C., is a chiropractor who’s been helping patients get back to their everyday lives for almost 30 years in San Luis Obispo and has recently found a more-than-capable successor to continue her practice as she goes into a well-earned retirement.

After painstakingly interviewing 35-or-so candidates of various treatment philosophies, Sampley finally found a perfect match in Dr. Daniel Glimpse, D.C.

click to enlarge IF YOU STEP ON ANY CRACKS …:  Aches and pains are a byproduct of life, but Daniel Glimpse is committed to helping people live pain-free. - PHOTO BY STEVE E. MILLER
  • IF YOU STEP ON ANY CRACKS …: Aches and pains are a byproduct of life, but Daniel Glimpse is committed to helping people live pain-free.
“The great thing is that we matched up on our treatment philosophies, and that’s a big thing,” Glimpse said. “In chiropractic, there’s quite a wide range of philosophies, and she wanted to find someone that meshed well with her patient base.”

Getting to know a new chiropractor after seeing the same person for so long can be a little overwhelming at first. However, the similarities between Sampley and Glimpse helped pave the way for a smooth transition in the office and have allowed Sampley’s patients to easily adjust.

The experience Glimpse has accrued over the last five years has given him the ability to work with people of all ages and conditions. After graduating from Palmer West College of Chiropractic in 2008, Glimpse worked with high schoolers, filling the role of field doctor at Davis High School as he worked at the Naval Sports and Family Chiropractic Clinic. Before moving to Grover Beach this past September, Glimpse worked at Ehlers Chiropractic Center as an associate doctor.

What you might not know about Glimpse—or expect, for that matter—is that he’s an avid student of martial arts with a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a brown belt in Judo. Enemies to your health, beware.

As you may then assume, muscular and skeletal issues are no match for Glimpse. He uses various soft-tissue techniques to avoid pharmaceutical treatment unless they’re vital to a patient’s recovery.

“We try to see if we can attack a problem and solve it without going that route if we can first,” Glimpse said. “We try to remove the interference from the body so that the body can move normally and you can get away from the chronic pain and inflammation.”

In appointments that generally last 20 minutes, Glimpse also addresses rehabilitation exercises, sleeping habits, ergonomics, stress, and nutrition so that patients don’t miss a step between appointments and hopefully prevent related injuries in the future.

The most frequent problems Glimpse treats are repetitive stress injuries, and he tends to see a lot of athletes and people with pain due to lifestyle decisions. Athletes, he says, are the quickest and generally don’t require as much treatment as someone whose pain originates from their lifestyle.

“The most rewarding part is being able to help get people out of situations sometimes that they thought they would never be able to get out of,” Glimpse said. “Seeing them become empowered and get back into the things they really love—that’s why I do what I do.”

It’s time to get back on your horse, or treadmill, or whatever. Pain is no longer an excuse to keep you from doing what you love, and Glimpse wants to do whatever he can to help.

Daniel Glimpse’s chiropractic office is at 1141 Pacific St., suite E, in downtown San Luis Obispo. Call 541-8131.

Fast fact

Debris from the tsunami that devastated Japan and other Pacific islands has started washing up along the Pacific shoreline from Alaska to California. In an effort to keep one of our favorite beaches clean, the Environmental Center of SLO (ECOSLO) is putting on a tsunami debris cleanup event on Saturday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Anyone who wants to participate is encouraged to bring some gloves, a hat, a snack, and a helping hand to the Montaña de Oro Sandspit parking lot in Los Osos. Contact ECOSLO at 544-1777 for more information on how you can help.

Intern Spencer Vaishville compiled this week’s Strokes and Plugs. Send your business news to [email protected].

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