Whoever says, “well, that’s just not my philosophy” didn’t read the research.
When we attach emotion, or our personal feelings to a certain way we treat patients we end up losing what’s most important – the health of the patient. Because it’s no longer about, “what’s best for them.” We already made it our own issue.
“I feel like…”
“I think that…”
“I was taught that…”
We need to get back to why we signed up to practice sports medicine in the first place. We need to get back to patient centered care and what’s best for them. That’s more difficult than it sounds, because what’s best for the patient sometimes isn’t what’s best for me.
Art Horne is the Coordinator of Care and Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Men’s Basketball Team at Northeastern University, Boston MA. He can be reached at email@example.com.