We begin our lengthy series of post, outlining our evaluation and treatment system. This series will be written for the public and clinicians alike.
Opportunities to help should not be taken lightly. If you have the ability to help someone, you should do it, and figure out the logistics later. Things like reimbursement and time should be secondary. We always “Treat first.” Sometimes this has us lose a little. Most times it gives us much more in return, as Dr. Q experienced with the Portland Fire Department.
This writing is not about how to lose weight. It’s about how to recognize what body fat really is, a symptom of a larger problem. This creates significant changes to how we manage weight loss and the tools used to created long term body composition changes.
Challenging your own mental constructs is key for true growth. Science is currently showing us that much of what we hold as “fact” or “truth” is really neither. Healthcare is no exception these human mental biases. In order to progress our personal health or those around us, we need to better challenge our own assumptions of what is or is not true or possible.
How we use words can be critically important, especially when it comes to research. But, from what we have seen, many researchers are using poor word choices to implement key research methods and findings. At the root, elite athletics and scientist are not using the same language and it is greatly inhibiting what we can learn about the human body and how to treat it.