PHYSIOBOX: YOUR TOOLBOX FOR GROWTH + RECOCVERY
Within the physiotherapy profession, beyond our set of core values surrounding patient care, every physiotherapist is different. Skill sets and treatment philosophies vary among practitioners based on our education, post-graduate training, and experiences.
Physiotherapists often refer to each of our respective skill sets as our 'toolbox'. This box of skills may include a particular form of exercise therapy, like core strengthening or mobility work, or manual skills such as spinal manipulation or dry needling.
However, there is more to rehabilitation than the right set of exercises or hands-on skills. Other factors, such as our outlook, nutrition, sleep, nutrition, relationships, and mental health are also key influencers in recovery. The best healthcare treats the whole human, not an isolated system. After an injury or setback, we should aim not just to recover, but to recover and return to our lives more resilient than before. I have named my practice 'physiobox' to reflect a holistic approach to physiotherapy that encompasses the wide array of factors related to rehabilitation and recovery.
Prior to my clinical work as a physiotherapist, I worked in a hospital research lab dedicated to neuroplasticity (our brain and nervous system's way of growing, adapting, and healing) and healthy aging. This has given me a strong passion for science-informed care. I am also a registered yoga teacher and believe that when tailored to the individual, yoga can be a powerful tool in managing chronic pain and promoting overall health and well-being. I also enjoy traditional weightlifting and Olympic lifting, running, curling, hiking, ice hockey, slow pitch, and skiing. I find that these days I am always learning a new activity.
I understand how important it is for every healthcare practitioner to be an empathetic listener and a trustworthy source of information regarding your health. The best physiotherapists are like the best family doctors: situated within community-based settings, friendly and down-to-earth, and easy to access and get in touch with when you need them, no matter how big or small the problem. They should be trustworthy, knowledgeable, and up to date on the latest research. They are people with whom you can build a lifelong relationship with, to ensure that you are keeping your muscles and joints healthy for life, and living to the best of your potential in staying fit, happy, and doing all of the things you care about the most, free from worry. They are inclusive to people from all walks of life, irrespective of their gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, political or economic background. Your physiotherapist should be just like a personal coach, guiding you along an evidence- and science-based towards better health.
I believe that no matter what your situation is, you have the power to define what health and well-being mean to you, and the power to take control in shaping your own best possible future. My passion is in helping others achieve their best potential for health and wellness.
In addition to physiotherapy services, I have created this website and social media pages to serve you as a trustworthy educational resource for all in the pursuit of growth, recovery, and health and well-being. Are you making informed decisions about your health? In a world of endless confusing and conflicting information on health and wellness, making well-informed decisions for ourselves has become more challenging than ever. How do you determine what information out there is right or wrong for you? We are entitled to the right to access information that is reliable, trustworthy, and backed by science, in order to make the best possible choices for our own health and well-being. Utilizing my previous experience in research and critical analysis, I will do my best to provide insight on topics in physiotherapy, health, and well-being in an effort to provide rational, practical, and science-informed information to you. Check out my blog for more.
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