What Is An Empowered Patient?
Your participation in your healthcare needs is just as important as my training and understanding of function in the human body. Your care plan will be individualized to YOUR needs. Some may focus more on soft tissue/muscle work paired with chiropractic adjustments, while others may focus more on corrective functional movement activities, and others may be told to go home and rest with ice on the sore spots for 20 minutes/20 minutes off. The difference between care with Dr. Cynthia vs any other healthcare professional is that your feedback is always appreciated and encouraged. If something does not feel right, please let me know. If you’re the type of person who does not like a certain technique, let me know so that I can design your care based upon on your individual needs. This is an evolving set of relationships not just between doctor and patient, but also you and your body. I hope that you feel empowered by your experience and can carry this self-advocacy forward to your other healthcare professionals.
What Is Functional Rehabilitation?
Functional Rehabilitation is a combination of physio-therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercises and lifestyle hacks to get through your day while coping with pain.
While some may perceive it as a blessing, the inability to load and unload the dishwasher or to clean the shower because of back pain, is not always an option to avoid completing such tasks. This is where the FUNCTIONAL aspect of rehab takes place.