What if Patients Were Treated Like Christmas Cookies?

December 11, 2019

By Cathy J Leer, PT, MBA

“Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind.”  Helen Steiner Rice

Whether you celebrate Chanukah, Festivus, or Christmas, these words from Helen Steiner Rice, who was an American writer of religious and inspirational poetry, are true words to live by. In the world of physical therapy, patience and patients are forever intertwined,. That’s why kindness and empathy are vital components of what we do, and how we do it at FPTS.

When you are suffering from an injury or illness, the pain and hardship can be exhausting. Both physical and mental exhaustion can have a debilitating effect on the body’s capacity to heal. When we take on a new client, or patient as we call them, not only do we look at the diagnosis and who on our staff is best able to effectively treat the condition, but also who might be the best personality to work with this patient as well. We want the best recipe for success that addresses both the physical and mental aspects of the issues with which you are dealing. Just like Christmas cookies, we want the best mix of ingredients to make the best tasting cookies and to get the best treatment outcomes.

At FPTS, I am fortunate and forever grateful that we have an outstanding team of professionals with different areas of expertise to address the needs of most clients referred to us. I am also forever grateful and truly blessed to have an entire team of kind and empathetic individuals as well. These are two key ingredients for success!

I have an abundance of faith in my team and I am confident that regardless of who works with you, the key ingredients for success will be present, and you will have the best chance of achieving a successful outcome, and becoming the best tasting cookies around!

I invite you to meet the newest member of our team and learn about the key ingredients she brings for success here.

 

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