One word summarizes my philosophy of care: COLLABORATION. Treatment involves two experts collaborating to produce a good outcome. I bring expertise in techniques, tools, and skills that can be used. The patient is the expert who knows more about their unique qualities than does anyone else. Together we shape interventions so that they fit in that patient's context. There is no cookie cutter approach. Each patient is a unique person and their problem calls for a solution unique to them.
I can not think of anything I could be doing that is more worthwhile and rewarding than helping people who experience pain and suffering. It requires collaboration, patience, and humility. I am grateful for what each patient teaches me as we work together to find solutions to the problems that compromise their function and quality of life.