Research has shown that those patients who get actively involved in their treatment tend to do better. We could not agree more. We want you to be a partner in your recovery. But to be actively involved requires knowledge. We spend more time with our patients than the average practitioner. This allows us time to exchange information that can be helpful to your condition. While there are usually things that you can do to help yourself, the list of how you should not do things is usually longer. This is information that we have learned in school, from reading journals, attending seminars, or obtained from other patients through the decades. They may be classically associated to your condition or something more obscure that we picked up on something you said. Now we do believe in personal responsibility. What you do with the information is up to you. It’s your life. Our job is to make sure that you are able to make an informed decision. We also feel strongly about having you understand as much as possible. You have questions? Ask away.
This consists in both what you do as well as what you don't take in. Unfortunately, poorly designed research can get more press than well designed ones. We can help make it simple.
It may be suggesting one, advising against one, or changing the way you do one. Every little bit helps.
Posture, lifting, bending, even getting in and out of a car. Multiple small traumas can be as bad as big traumas and harder to fix.
Every job, every activity has a positive and a negative impact. The more information you have, the better decisions you can make.