We think most people are missing the point AND using the wrong equipment. The most common piece of equipment in any gym is widley overused, widley misused, and has a better replacement that improves strength and reduces injury at the same time.
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.
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.