Why You Still Have Pain
by Rick Olderman, physical therapist for over 25 years
Medicine has advanced by breaking down parts of the body into components to understand them. In that way they can be isolated, controlled and studied. This has worked out very well in understanding different parts of our bodies.
Therefore, medicine is generally taught from this component standpoint: The heart does this, the spleen does that, the chest muscle does this, that bone does that. That’s great for generating research and understanding components, however it’s not so great when trying to solve pain.
The body operates as a series of systems. The problem is medicine doesn’t understand it that way. If your practitioner is focused on your back bones to solve your back pain, or your hip bone to solve your hip pain, or your neck bones to solve your neck pain and headaches, then they are treating your body as components, not a system. They are missing the bigger picture of what is causing your pain.
I’ve spent 25 years figuring these systems out to solve difficult pain cases more completely and permanently. Feel free to read some real patient stories to see how I do it (click the upper “Patient Stories” tab).
If this rings true with you, please try my very affordable Fixing You Method program to solve pain from head to toe and change your life.
Rick Olderman is a sports and orthopedic physical therapist, personal trainer, Pilates instructor, and speaker living in Denver, CO. He has been practicing physical therapy since 1996.
If you suffer from back pain, hip pain, knee pain, foot pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, or headaches, I want to encourage you to try my at-home program.