Many of us have a PCP and perhaps a chiropractor and favorite massage therapist. Some of us have just a PCP we see for check ups or for when something goes wrong. Optimally, our healthcare team should be fluid and change somewhat as our emotional and physical needs change. NO matter what, we should feel like the members of our team are TRULY listening to our words and working their best to help us navigate the path to attain or maintain optimal health. We should NEVER keep a team member when it just doesn't feel like they truly hear you. The world is still working to hear and value our intuition with respect to knowing what our body needs. We have become so disconnected from our body's that it can be difficulty to value what we innately know we need. But, you should value your intuition. It may be that a healthcare practitioner steers you in a different direction, but, they should explain their reasoning.
Our teams may all be comprised of different people. The massage therapist that is best for you may not be best for your best friend. That is ok. Keep your ears open to the options and share that information with your friends and family when they need to add a new clinician to their team. Your own healthcare team may and should evolve as your health changes. Remember that every healthcare team member should be giving you homework and/or educating you about your body. Are you gaining knowledge and insight on how to improve and maintain your own health. Are you being shown the path necessary to take charge of your health? You are the strength in your healthcare web. The clinicians are just the support system. They are there to support you and guide you not to do the work for you.
At Newburyport Wellness, LLC, it is my goal to hear you clearly and work to teach you how to be a stronger, have less pain and achieve your fitness goals. Using manual therapy, exercise and education my number 1 hope is that you complete your therapy knowing your body better- knowing how to care for the imbalances (Yes, we all have them!) and to lead your best physical life. While physical therapy is my background, my goal is to help people avoid frank injuries and remain healthy and happy!
Just like a spider web, you are unique, resilient and strong. The branches you see supporting the web can come and go, but the true strength is in the web you weave.
Is a mom of two, life long exercise & nutrition enthusiast, women's health specialist & physical therapist.