“The doctor of the future will give no medication but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”
– Thomas Edison
If you have ever dealt with an injury and inability to live your vibrant, active life then finding quality care is of utmost importance to you. It is miserable to walk out of a clinic feeling misunderstood and never being offered hope for recovery.
I recently read an article by Dr. Axe on 5 ways to naturally heal plantar fasciitis. His 5th tip was to see a Physical Therapist. There is nothing wrong with educating yourself with home remedies for injuries or ailments. Sometimes they really can help, but when you have experienced the above scenario, you often feel like you are left to discover your own path to recovery. I know I am biased, but getting PT really should be first on the list because your story matters and every part of it is connected and an integral part of your path to restoration.
Utilizing the expertise of a physical therapist will help you connect the dots and can make all the difference. In regards to plantar fasciitis, if you have tried rest/ice/orthotics/massage etc. for your planter fascia pain and nothing has helped it’s because the root cause is located up the kinetic chain. Your pelvic posture plays a critical role in foot function and how much stress is placed on the plantar fascia. Your alignment and mobility of the pelvis affects your hip/femur which affects your knee/tibia which affects your ankle/foot. It takes a skilled clinician to be able to find your pain and also discover the root cause which is often hidden elsewhere.
I understand your need for quality time with a physical therapist who actively listens, resolves your fears, and offers a plan for restoration. Like you, I was frustrated with the lack of quality time that was available in the traditional PT model so I started my clinic as an out-of-network facility offering one-on-one care to give you exactly what you need. You can read my client testimonials on our Yelp page.
As a patient, your primary focus is on reducing pain and returning to activity. As a Physical Therapist my primary focus is on your function and how to find the root cause of the dysfunction- which can arise from nearly any part of the kinetic chain. I have learned over the years that when I listen properly to my patients, it allows me to connect the dots back to the root cause and offer them a remedy.
If we, in the health profession treat chronic pain, chronic fatigue, chronic joint inflammation, chronic injuries, and even post-surgical weight gain as independent, stand-alone conditions then we are missing the bigger picture. At, Remedy I combine manual therapy with the 4 pillars of health: nutrition, movement, sleep, and mindset to guide each client on the whole path to restoration. Thus providing a remedy for people stuck in the pain cycle to help them move freely.
One of the most amazing examples I have of a patient who was stuck in the pain cycle and now moves freely is someone I write about in my book, How To Tame Your Sweet Tooth. He was stuck in the cycle of pain management, overweight, with a long history of illnesses and diagnoses. Through a customized plan of physical therapy, functional movement, and real food nutrition, He was able to lose 70 pounds, ditch the cane, reduce medication, and move freely. He doesn’t need me anymore and that was my goal all along.
A Remedy client leaves with a sense of confidence that they are on the right path to restoration.
So get PT first. Schedule your appointment today and let’s partner with you to meet your goals.
Melanie Connell PT, MPT, MTC, CHC
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