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Our Philosophy

Shift recognizes that pain and injury are often hidden opportunities for personal transformation. So we offer you an integrative approach, one that acknowledges not only the physical but also the spiritual, emotional and energetic components of your health. Together we treat the whole you.

 

Why Shift?

Conventional Medicine
Shift Integrative Medicine*
Health is the considered the absence of disease.
Health is considered a vital state of physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing, which enables a person to be engaged in life.
The doctor/therapist is the central authority figure.
The doctor/therapist acts a partner in the patients care.
The patient is encouraged to follow the doctor/therapists decisions.
The patient is empowered and informed and is an integral part of the decision-making process.
The interventions are often directed only towards a specific diagnosis or body part.
We treat the whole person addressing the physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual factors that influence health.
Care is not always coordinated across providers.
Care is seamlessly coordinated across providers.
Many decisions are based on the healthcare system.
Decisions are based on the needs of the patient.
A patient’s stress level is not always taken in to consideration or treated.
Patients are taught how to recognize, manage and decrease stress.
A patient’s dietary habits are largely ignored.
Patients are offered nutritional counseling; food is understood to have a significant influence on health and disease.
Prevention and health promotion are not always practiced.
Prevention and wellness are emphasized.
Only conventional interventions are considered.
All appropriate therapeutic interventions are considered.

*Adapted from Integrative Medicine, a Bravewell Collaborative Report.