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All About The Health Collaborator

The Health Collaborator was conceived out of necessity. There is a need to offer healthcare solutions and options that you actually want. There is a need to allow passionate expert health professionals to practice for the CLIENT & their goals rather than insurance companies or large corporate healthcare systems.

Here's our value proposition: We strive to give you control over your health without you having to study for years or scour the internet for answers. We ensure transparency in communication. We lend an ear that will not only listen to but hear you and spend the time to validate your experience. 

Finding the right FIT is important when you have a problem and are seeking help. We offer not only a unique personalized option, but consistency with your provider once you find that best fit.

Experience and Expertise

Our expertise is a result of learning from our experience. Nearly two decades of experience in Sports Performance Coaching, Doctoral Physical Therapy education, holistic health Coaching, Yoga instructing, Football coaching, assistive device program coordinating, skilled nursing facility therapy team leading, dementia care coordinating, and much more weren't just things to list on the resume. Each was impactful in a larger system of understanding health as something that is not done "to you" but "by you" and "with support".

As a result, we are able to offer a sustainable fix over a quick one, peace of mind over instant gratification, progression and growth in context over empty assurances and fruitless pursuits. We hope we can work with you to give you what you truly want in the form of results & validated outcomes rather than cookie cutter standardized treatments.

What methods do we use?

*Fitness/exercise, catered to meet your goals*

  • Yoga and other body weight poses and movements

  • Weightlifting

  • Body awareness exercises

  • Balance exercise

  • Vision/eye exercise

  • Aerobic conditioning/cardio

  • Aquatic therapy

  • and more. ..

 

 

*Hands on techniques*

  • Soft tissue mobilization, sometimes used interchangeably with "massage"

  • Joint mobilizations and manipulations, sometimes confused with "chiropractic"

  • Trigger point treatments, including many methods

  • and more...

 

*Education, communication, and coordination*

Beyond the direct physical work, we address every possible external or secondary factor in your health and quality of life.

  • Medical advocacy with you at specialist provider appointments.

    • We'll be the middle man between you and the specialist doctor, so you don't have to go to medical school and they can actually  understand what you're telling them.

  • Training on communication strategies for families and communities related to the client's condition

    • We'll teach you how to talk to your loved one who has dementia (Alzheimer's or other) so that they stay safe and you don't feel like you don't know what you're doing​

    • We'll take steps to teach the family, neighbors, and local businesses about your/your loved one's condition (with or without mentioning you specifically) so that when you go out to eat, you can just enjoy your meal and not have to worry about something going wrong.

  • and more...

 

While Physical Therapy is often thought of as a catch all term for rehab professionals, it's actually just a label for a profession and includes many potential treatment techniques. Some of them have been listed above and may be used with other specialty techniques to meet your needs. 

If you have heard about a unique method or technique that you're interested in trying but you don't see it mentioned here, contact us to see if we offer the service or something comparable. We may also be able to refer you to a professional that may be a good fit for you.