In the world of sport there are both individual and team events. Unfortunately, too often, team sports become focused on the team’s superstar and the team is left behind. Rarely can the “superstar” carry the team to a world title alone. Many a superstar find out the hard way that they need the entire team to go all the way.
This is also true in the field of medicine. It takes a team to effectively treat patients! The patient is not only on the team but, in truth, should be the superstar because the team’s efforts need to be centered around the patient. I have seen instances in which the patient is placed as the passive participant instead of as the one empowered and given the ball to score. The healthcare providers/experts are often front and center with the patient sitting on the bench and forgotten. The patient often becomes a cog in the system with no real understanding or active involvement in the process.
Functional rehab is truly a team effort! Our patients need to be informed, empowered, encouraged and actively participating in their recovery and beyond. Our practice at Apogee Therapy Center is to provide our patients with many tools such as: functional physical training, nutrition training, ergonomic training, posture and body mechanic training, etc. to empower our patients with a comprehensive home program to assist recovery and a life time of health. In order for our patients to truly be the superstars they are, they need the entire team to help them shine!!