What does 'Comprehensive Treatment' imply?
When different treatment methods are properly combined, some of the procedures prepare your body for the next round of treatment, thus working in synergy. For example, massage relaxes the tissues and improves circulation, preparing the body for manual therapy. Importantly, the order of administering treatment modalities may change, according to the patient’s progress. This is why we conduct continual patient assessment (see next question).
Why is 'Continual Patient Assessment' important?
It is common practice for a pain management doctor to diagnose the patient only once – prior to beginning treatment. This approach makes the treatment static rather than dynamic. A better way is to tweak the approach during the course of the treatment, depending on how the patient responds to different treatment procedures. In our office, we have multiple specialists each of whom conducts an assessment of the patient during each patient visit. This allows to make course corrections to ensure the best outcomes.
Why is it important to combine Eastern and Western approaches?
There are significant differences between approaches to medicine in the East and the West. Modern western medicine offers cutting edge technologies and is based upon the latest medical research and innovation. At the same time, it is characterized by a localized approach, which means that each organ is treated independently of the rest of the body. Conversely, eastern medicine is based on millenia of experience and does not always integrate the latest medical advances. Its power is in hundreds of generations of practitioners and in its systemic (or holistic) approach. Practitioners of the East regard the human body as . whole organism, a system. Thus, by combining the best methodologies of both eastern and western approaches, our team members are able to find the most effective and rational ways to treat joint diseases.
What is special about blind massage therapists?
It is no secret that when a person loses eyesight, his or her other senses become more acute. For example, a blind individual can receive a lot more information through hearing than a person with normal vision. Thus, blind massage therapists “see with their hands,” so to speak, and can detect things that a general individual would have difficulty identifying. This enables our specialists to conduct more focused massage therapy.