I believe in holistic care model that considers the individual as a whole and ALL factors that facilitate improved self-awareness and healing.
What does it mean to use bio-psycho-social therapeutic approach?
Stress, fatigue, anxiety, depression call all significantly impact the resting state of musculoskeletal system. Pain develops as a result of under/overactive muscle firing and dysfunctional movement/breathing patterns. When left unaddressed this can lead to central sensitization where the brain develops a heightened pain response.
Understanding a person’s schedule , self-care, and stress management strategies is as important as a physical examination because these factors to contribute to the individuals ability to heal. If a person’s lifestyle habits contribute to a chronic heightened nervous system, its important to address these factors otherwise they will never find long term pain relief.