I so often hear myself telling my patients “it’s all connected” in response to them questioning why one body part hurts in relation to another. In western medicine we became so specialized, which was a wonderful thing, as there is so much to learn and being able to zero in on specific body parts or systems helps us gain the most knowledge, but I think the flaw in the system is that we forget to circle back to make the connections. Every thought, every move affects the whole body. We are made up of interconnected systems that make a whole.
When I was in high school and college I went from doctor to doctor, specialist to specialist, searching for answers to chronic illness symptoms. When I was finally diagnosed with POTS and learned it was an illness of the autonomic nervous SYSTEM it made so much sense. It explained why I could feel so many seemingly unrelated symptoms simultaneously. They were all connected.
The more I’ve studied the human body and chronic illness, the more I’ve realized just how vital these connections are within us. Healing requires a holistic approach. Part of my purpose for opening my own practice is to be able to provide a more holistic, mind-body approach to PT. I believe that an integrated, whole body approach to physical therapy is absolutely necessary to provide the best treatment. As a physical therapist, I am able to examine entire systems in the body such as the musculoskeletal system, nervous system and lymphatic system and integrate these systems into the treatment plan to address symptoms. By providing direct access PT, we are able to remove the barriers that come along with single body-part diagnoses and the restrictions from insurance companies.
My goal is to be a part of your health care team that addresses your entire mind, body, and spirit to help you feel your best! Schedule a free 10-minute consultation to learn more.