It’s been a while and we would love to fill you all in on what’s been going on at the Clinic.
As many of you that have been to the office recently already know, I was accepted into a Post Graduate program at the University of Pittsburgh to become a Certified Primary Spine Practitioner. The Cohort is made up of 25 Physical Therapist and 25 Chiropractors, and as this is the second cohort to go through the program I get to play a part in paving a new path for Chiropractors, and Physical Therapist alike, when it comes to treating back pain.
The program is mostly online based, but over the course of a year I will travel back to my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to attend 5 weekend courses at the University. I just got back from my first weekend, and after a weekend packed with classes I can hands down say that this has been one of the best decisions I have made when it comes to advancing my career.
My biggest takeaway from this past weekend was that an overwhelming amount of research is showing that, in the United States, patients are paying more than ever for care of back and neck pain and are highly dissatisfied with the care they receive. The primary reasons for dissatisfaction are first, they are not getting proper diagnoses and second, patients are not receiving therapy at their initial encounter with a provider.
Here at Trilogy Wellness Center from the very first day of care we empower our patients and provide them with tools that they can use on their own to maintain their pain at home, all without ordering unnecessary images or prescribing unnecessary medications. If you are watching this and have a friend or family member suffering with back or neck pain and they are tired of being bounced around the medical gauntlet, send them over to our office. I am excited to use my new knowledge to help our community to start getting the care they need and feeling their best today!
All the best,
Dr. Dino and Olivia