This isn’t popular to say or easy to admit as a healthcare clinician. But, our healthcare industry is heavily weighted toward sick care versus healthcare. 🚑🏥🤢🤮
Our healthcare industry does an excellent job of treating #acute #illness and managing #chronic conditions. If you fall and have low back pain, we have systems in place to get you immediate care; or if you have a chronic co-morbidity like diabetes, we know how to manage the signs and symptoms relatively well. 🤔😷🤒
What we are woefully inadequate at is focusing on health care; that is to say prevention and health promotion, helping people prior to needing the sick care model. We spend tons of money on medical services and next to nothing on #health behaviors - something we know accounts for at least 75% of the health variance in our population (along with environment). 💊💊💰💰
But physical therapists have an enormous opportunity to be the go-to people for patients before they enter the sick care model. We spend much more time with patients than other providers and therefore should focus on improving not only a patient's mobility and strength, but also their HEALTH. 🔥💥🔥
This is going to be a multi-part series where I discuss how Motus Physical Therapy and Performance focuses on the ENTIRETY of each patient by focusing on 5 key elements of wellness and health: MOVE, FUEL, RECOVER, ENDURE, and CONNECT.
Stronger people, healthier lifestyles -