At Total Health Systems of Clinton Township, Chesterfield, Washington, St. Clair Shores, and Center Line we are “a multi-disciplinary practice that provides both traditional medical and holistic therapies with a two-pronged ‘corrective’ and ‘wellness’ approach.” By focusing on correcting joint dysfunction and nervous system coordination with our chiropractic approach, and correcting muscle imbalance with our physical therapy services, we are able to transition our patients from a passive to active care model. By breaking down muscle using soft tissue techniques including massage, stretching, and joint mobilization, followed by a corrective exercise program, we are able to achieve our mission of long term health and wellness.
We also promote holistic health and wellness by making nutrition and supplement recommendations to improve the biochemical aspects of our patient’s health. In this approach, we are looking at the whole person, instead of treating individual conditions.
The healthcare industry is a slow moving pendulum that is swinging toward patient centered healthcare and preventative medicine. We treat patients with various musculoskeletal problems, as well as a myriad of disease states. Until recently, this “sickness model” has dominated the health-care system.
In this “sickness model,” we have seen the following:
• Products and services provided reactively to people with existing disease; and
• Products and services geared mostly for use after the disease has presented or developed.
We treat those patients who actively seek out the “sickness model” of healthcare, while promoting the “wellness model” to them as a viable option if they choose it.
In the paradigm shift to the “wellness model,” we are now seeing:
• Individuals proactively involved in their own health
• Companies proactively involved in their employees’ health and wellness
• Products and services provided proactively to healthy people to make them feel better, slow aging, actively prevent disease from developing, or to detect and treat disease early
Americans tend to see themselves as healthy until they are actively sick, according to results of a new survey. The difference between their perceptions and reality may put their well-being at risk. According to Dr. Charles Schutz, chief medical officer of Destiny Health, which sponsored the survey, “More than anything, the study shows the need for a new definition for the word ‘healthy.’