Many patients who come to Power In Motion are individuals who’ve been to countless doctors or participated in numerous therapies, with the hope of discovering answers to or solutions for, acute or chronic issues. Unfortunately, with little or no success.
Our ‘patient-oriented rehabilitative approach’, focuses on the importance of individuality in assessing and treating each patient. Medicine and ‘traditional’ physical therapy are at fault for frequently utilizing a “one size fits all” approach to care. Today, the medical community seems to be completely void of critical thinking and clinical logic.
Some physicians or therapists are quick to tell patients, “don’t look for answers” or “there is nothing that will help”. In treating the ‘whole person’ [Body, Mind & Spirit], we cannot lose sight of the biological reality of individuality. Our histories contribute significantly in the make-up of our health as it is today.
Regardless of the diagnosis or ‘label’ attached to a patient’s condition, our treatment philosophy is to determine as many alternate factors which contribute to or are perpetuating the ‘disorder’ in the body. Are there genetic predispositions, intolerance to elemental toxins or allergens, nutrient deficiencies, emotional stressors or a host of other complicating issues?
When evaluating multiple, potential influences, a system for thinking about clinical options for patients with chronic or acute conditions, begins to take shape and direction. Practitioners who ignore individuality, fail their patients. The body’s very nature, is programmed to heal and regenerate every moment of the day. It is the individual, not the disease or disorder, that is the fundamental subject of concern and the target of a successful therapeutic intervention.
Thomas Insel quote:
“One size doesn’t fit all. The real question is, how do we predict who’s going to respond? How do we begin to individualize treatments, so they can ultimately be tailored to the person?“