Do you prescribe specific exercises bespoke to the patient in front of you?
Or do you give the same exercise to every patient?
Just taking the easy route and hoping for the best?
I admit it,
I used to do this a lot in my early days.
Sure some improved but quite a lot didn’t.
It’s also the quickest way to lose passion and enthusiasm for your job from my experiences…
Simply put, you do this when you don’t understand the “WHY” behind everything you do.
You need to look at the person in front of you, not just the symptoms.
What are their needs and wants?
How does the exercise facilitate their needs and wants?
Or are you just designing treatment plans to fit the average “back pain” or “knee pain” patient?
The US air force teaches us a lot about designing In 1950 when they put Lt Filber S. Daniels to work he started measuring pilots.
He harbored a private conviction about averages that rejected almost a century of military design philosophy…
As he sat in the Aero Medical Laboratory measuring hands, legs, waists, and foreheads…
he kept asking himself the same question in his head…
“How many pilots really were average?”
Out of 4,063 pilots, not a single airman fit within the average range on all 10 dimensions.
One pilot might have a longer-than-average arm length, but a shorter-than-average leg length.
Another pilot might have a big chest but small hips.
Daniels’s findings were clear and incontrovertible.
There was no such thing as an average pilot.
If you’ve designed a cockpit to fit the average pilot, you’ve actually designed it to fit no one.
Once they identified the problem… the air force engineers came to the solution quickly — adjustable chairs.
This eventually led to flexible car seats.
(Credit: When U.S. air force discovered the flaw of averages)
Now, I want you to think about that when it comes to designing treatment plans for your next back, hip, knee, or shoulder pain patient comes through the door.
No two patients are the same.
Look at the person in front of you, not just the symptoms.
What’s the problem (and what caused it)?
How long is it going to take to get back to X, Y, Z?
What’s the plan?
Answer these 3 questions and create a bespoke treatment plan specific to these answers.
These 3 answers alone will massively increase your confidence.
It’ll give you a clear understanding of the “WHY” behind the things you need to do to achieve consistent results.
Want to know how to do it?
(not bringing in brand new patients.)
I’m talking about the exact steps that will increase your clinical reasoning and truly build your clinic…even through the pandemic.
To achieve long lasting results and a “Go-To” Therapist status.
Even in today’s climate.
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