Alpine Physical Therapy has been taking strides to deliver a more comprehensive health care approach. This was largely manifested with the addition of our Wellness Program in 2011 for our patients and clinic staff.
We are proud to highlight the positive feedback from our participants in their pursuit of wellness beyond their primary orthopedic complaint. Take a look by clicking here.
A recent TED talk by Rebecca Onie, a leading mind in healthcare innovation (click here for a perfect example) got me thinking about how a visit to a physical therapist could potentially be much more than a visit to improve, for example, right knee pain.
Rebecca started Health Leads, a progressive program now implemented in numerous pediatric hospitals that connects patients and their families to community resources to improve many of the root causes of many health problems. Rebecca has recruited and trained college volunteers to help low-income families access food, heat, and other basic needs to improve their daily healthcare while spending time in a waiting room.
Rebecca insists that “At the end of the day, when we measure our healthcare, it will not be by the diseases cured, but by the diseases prevented.”
Be sure to check out a wealth of other inspireing “ideas worth sharing” on the TED talks on the healthcare topics (by clicking here). and on the right hand colunn of our own health blog here at HealthAndFitness101.com.