Step #1 – We Want to Listen to Your Story
Our medical system is frustrating. You wait weeks, sometimes months, for an appointment, only to get to talk to the doctor for 7-10 minutes (yes, that is the average doctors visit) before they have to run to the next patient and you’re left sitting there wondering, “What just happened?”
Even most physical therapy clinics operate this way. They’re not attentive. They’re fast-paced, volume-based clinics, and your therapist doesn’t have time to actually listen to you and your story. THAT’S NOT THE WAY IT IS AT MVMT PERFORMANCE AND REHAB IN GREEN BAY.
Our first step is putting you through a 1-hour, thorough evaluation. This includes listening to your story, what your past has looked like, what previous injuries you’ve had, what this pain is keeping you from doing, what you want to get back to, and what your goals are. The best thing we can do is simply listen.
Then we get into our objective evaluation where we see how the body moves. We look at how your soft tissue moves, how your joints move independently but also as a system. The whole body is connected, and you have to work with professionals that view it in that way. You can’t simply look at the area of pain. We are not a symptom or diagnosis-based clinic. We are a “put the pieces of the puzzle together” practice and finally get you out of pain.
After working with many fitness athletes, we know that no two people are alike. Each person has a different body, a different story, a different history, and different types of pain. And for those that say, “I’m not an athlete,” we believe that if you have a body, you are an athlete.