I strive to help patients reach their functional goals and return to the activities they love. Listening to patients is the most important part of my job. When I take time to listen to patients, they often tell me what is "wrong" with them and how to fix it.
I work with each patient to develop meaningful, realistic goals and use a one-on-one, individualized treatment plan to reach these goals. I utilize manual therapy techniques and exercise-based interventions to improve movement patterns, function, and indirectly improve pain.
With each patient, I aim to educate the patient about four things:
- what I think is causing their symptoms
- what the patient can do to improve their symptoms
- what I am going to do to improve their symptoms
- how long it will take to improve their symptoms
When a patient understands these four things, the fear and anxiety associated with their symptoms naturally improves. I also try to empower my patients by teaching them techniques and exercises they can use to self-manage their condition/symptoms long-term.