I was trying to describe my business model to a friend the other day. I explained that most of my patients are people who take initiative to find the “best” for their family. At Cradle to Rocker I am able to use my best professional judgment to provide services at a frequency and intensity that meet family and personal needs. I respect the busy stressful lives of my families. Through my many years working in community and home therapy settings I realize that PT needs to be integrated into the patient’s life and not become their life!
I am so blessed that God gifted me with the intelligence, motivation, time and opportunities to develop a unique skill set. I pursue modern techniques and research while still respecting and embracing traditional therapy interventions. I am a firm believer in hands on therapy, yet I know the importance of exercise and fitness.
The “skill” of a therapist is what a PT consumer is paying for. Telling someone to do an exercise while walking away to do a note / work with another patient is not how I conduct a therapy session. If a session repeats the last session, and I don’t need to manually guide ,mobilize or modify and adapt the exercises then PT frequency (how often they come – weekly, every other week, etc) is decreased. A lower frequency over a longer duration (how many weeks / months they come to PT) allows the patient to incorporate their new exercises / mobility into their lifestyle and PT sessions can focus on adapting posture, mechanics and exercises as recovery progresses.
Thanks to all my supporters – my family, my patients and Families!