FEEL LIKE YOURSELF AGAIN
Everybody has a story to tell and at Thrive Integrated Physical Therapy we believe that the path to wellness begins with yours. At the outset, our objective is for each patient to understand the extent of his/her injury on both a medical and personal level. Our therapists will listen to your story, learn about your symptoms and perform an extensive evaluation. Working closely with your referring physician we are committed to empowering our patients to be active participants in their recovery.
During the course of your treatment, we’ll partner with you to establish a wellness program that fuses the latest in treatment methodologies and modern technology. You will always receive the highest quality of care utilizing cutting edge scientific evidence and treatments. At Thrive, our goal is to optimize your return to a healthy, active lifestyle.
The genesis for this blog occurred after I attended a birthing preparation course taught by Ashley Brichter at Birth Smarter. This organization has virtual and in person childbirth education classes for expectant parents and professionals. Despite being 5 years removed from having children myself, I found the educational review helpful for my professional practice. It reminded me that understanding the anatomy of a vaginal childbirth can gift the expectant parent with tools to improve the birthing experience.
After returning home from the hospital and a stint in the ICU from COVID-19, this once energetic man was unable to ambulate without the aid of a walker or take 20 steps without gasping for breath. Instead of seeing patients, his days were filled with home nursing visits, nebulizer treatments and walking exercises that were not improving his overall health. As a friend and colleague I asked myself, what techniques could I, as a physical therapist, utilize to help this patient recover? As it turns out, PT’s can do a lot.
In a broad sense, I have been amazed at the continued support that the Thrive staff has provided and received since our physical closure. I find myself in regular communication with my patients, and am bolstered each time I hear from them. They have emailed me: recipes, educational websites for children, mindfulness apps, yoga flows to calm you down, yoga flows to pump you up, books for when you’re sad, books for when you’re happy, books for when you’re too tired to read hard books, podcasts, TED Talks, and no less than 50 assorted Netflix suggestions.