Making The Health Choice The Easy Choice
Health care tends to revolve around treating illness, injury, or disease. At OSI Physical Therapy we are trying to go beyond treatment of injury or disease to include improving health with our Training Room programs and education of our patients to keep active and improve fitness beyond their time in Physical Therapy. Maintaining a healthy state takes knowledge about lifestyle choices as the vast majority of our lives occurs outside of Physical Therapy or doctor’s offices. The emphasis of maintaining health needs to be focused on sleep, activity/exercise, and nutrition. The following link is from the May, 2014 Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) Perspectives for patients.
The increases in preventable chronic diseases and the rising costs of health care are unsustainable. The US Army Surgeon General’s vision to transition from a health care system to a system of health requires the identification of key health enablers to facilitate the adoption of healthy behaviors. In support of this vision, the US Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center hosted a workshop in April 2013 titled “Incentives to Create and Sustain Change for Health.” Members of government and academia participated to identify key health enablers that could ultimately be leveraged by technology. The key health enablers discussed included (1) public health messaging, (2) changing health habits and the environmental influence on health, (3) goal setting and tracking, (4) the role of incentives in behavior-change intervention, and (5) the role of peer and social networks on change. This report summarizes leading evidence and the group consensus on evidence-based practices with respect to the key enablers in creating healthy behavior change. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2014;44(5):378-387. doi:10.2519/jospt.2014.0301
May, 2014. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) Perspectives for patients.
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