6 October 2023
Collaboration | noun: the action of working with someone to produce something, working jointly to achieve a desired outcome.
At Muscle Medicine, we collaborate on a number of levels, all with the goal of providing a solution for our clients’ requirements. Muscle Medicine is a results-driven clinic and that means finding a solution that works, not simply a solution we can provide!
We like to think of it as assembling a ‘Board of Directors’ for your wellbeing – the people you need in your corner to make sure you are your best physically and mentally. If you were running a business you wouldn’t have your Board of Directors work in silos, without knowing what was going on with the rest of the business – so why should you settle for that with your health?
Your Wellbeing Board of Directors may include professionals such as; physiotherapists, osteopaths, personal trainers, exercise physiologists, pilates/yoga instructors, general practitioners, specialists, and the list can go on. A physiotherapist may need our help with improving a client’s range of motion post-injury or we may need the assistance of an exercise physiologist to help the client achieve their training goals, we can also work with your PT or instructor to help you focus on areas that require strengthening for balance. Connecting with other professionals is a great way to ensure you achieve your big-picture outcome or goal.
How does it work?
Collaborating with other wellbeing professionals
Your physio may be working to help rehab an injury or even prepare you to avoid injury for a big event coming up. As they work with you, they may realise your soft tissues are holding a lot of tension, have particular lesions or your range of motion is not as they would like it to be.
If you are working with a personal trainer, they may suggest you book regular massage treatments to ensure your body is at its optimum during workout sessions, ensuring less chance of injury.
The collaboration goes both ways though, in certain instances, we will have clients who we feel the issue is out of our scope, and in order for them to get the right help, we would refer them to one of the other Board of Directors who have the correct skills to help the client.
Whichever way it is, we will reach out, or welcome a reach out. So we can share notes and discuss your circumstances to ensure that we are working in unison towards your goals.
Collaborating within Muscle Medicine
At Muscle Medicine, we are a cohesive bunch! Each of our therapists has their own unique skill set and we lean on each other for treatment plan assistance and sometimes an extra set of eyes and pair of hands.
There are a few ways we collaborate;
Our aim is to make sure we create the most cohesive treatment plan for your current situation, while having a future view on avoiding injuries.
Collaborating with You!
Of course, the most important collaboration is with you, our clients. We don’t consider ourselves to be a transactional clinic. Our goal is to help you reach yours. To do this, we need to know about you and about your goals. So gathering information about why you are coming to see us is important – even if it is for a deep tissue maintenance treatment, understanding your motivations helps. If you have past injuries or experiences with massage therapists, these details are also interesting for us to know, helping us to shape your treatment.
As we aren’t a day spa, chances are your therapist will be talking to you during your treatment to make sure we are always on the same page. In this partnership we each have responsibilities;
Our Clients Responsibilities
We believe if we work together, with you and your Board of Directors we can get superior and sustainable results.