Patients want to know why they hurt. 🤷♂️🤔🙏
They want to know what we can do to help them get rid of their pain to get back to life. 🌈☀️
They want to know that movement is safe. ❤️👊
They want to know that nothing serious is wrong. 🚩
How many healthcare practitioners are answering the first one with a definitive answer of “xyz” is why your experiencing pain
then goes on to put limitations on the patient
tells the patient that it will take 3X/week for 4-8 weeks in order to get better 💵💸
Patients, YOU NEED TO KNOW THAT IT IS RARE TO BE ABLE TO DETERMINE THE EXACT CAUSE OF YOUR PAIN!
There are many factors that can have a role in pain that for me to give you a single answer may do more harm than good.
I will tell you possibilities and we can have a discussion of how you think these possibilities ply a role in your symptoms, but even then we will not narrow it down to a specific tissue.
What we won’t do is
1. Increase your fear of movement
2. Create a restriction to specific movements without a timeline to reintroduce movements.
3. Overtreat you because we have created a fear of movement, taken away your mobility and then told you that you need to see me for 36 sessions.
If you are spending any money on your health care, don’t you want to see the person that keeps you for fewer visits, listens to your complaints, comes up with solutions to your issues and has a heart of a teacher.
Any 🐒 can take your money, but not every professional can provide you the help you’re paying for.